Jim Jakosh.....Here is your Egg Cup!!! No lathe!!

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Project by WoodenFrog posted 07-31-2013 04:07 PM 1924 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a Corian Egg Cup (Blue), This is my first egg cup and I do not own a lathe, so I made this with mostly my Dremel tool, HF 1×30 sander, some files and rasps and lots and lots of hand sanding.
The reason I have Jim’s name on it is because he is the one who carve me the Corian, and gave me the courage to try and make one with-out a lathe.
It is not perfect but I am pretty pleased with it, I had a base at the bottom made out of some pistachio wood that Jim sent also but it came off during carving so I left it off. My daughter says she likes it this way better anyhow, Kid wins!
I did find out that I need some different style bits to carve the inside better, I will be looking into some Power carving bits.
I had a lot of fun making this, I will say this is messy work! this started out as 5 pieces of blue Corian 1.5” x1.5” and about .5 ” thick, it stands about 2.25 inches tall and is about 1.35 in on the top outside diameter.
The egg I took the picture with is a large egg but really looks like a Jumbo egg!!
Yes Eggs, where harmed in the making of this project, soon after the picture was taken this egg and several other where fried and devoured.
Thank you all for looking comments and suggestions are welcomed and encouraged.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#1 posted 07-31-2013 04:32 PM

You realy gave yourself 100%. Excellent work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-31-2013 04:51 PM

WOW squared!! That is amazing and without a lathe1 Very beautiful work, Robert!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A little dusty, eh??

I like the shape you used. Next time I’ll send some 2 1/4 pieces. I meant to and I forgot….........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-31-2013 05:19 PM

Thank you so much Ivan!!
And a super big thank you to Mr Jakosh! for the kind words and the Corian and the Courage and the…Well you get the picture!
Yes Jim, I think some 2 1/4 would work better without a lathe more dust and stuff but it is awesome fun!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 07-31-2013 09:32 PM

Nice Egg Cup Robert!
Most restaurants don’t use those anymore, too many people “collect” them…
And many local health codes discourage soft-boiled eggs these days anyway…
That never stopped me from giving folks what they want, but there is some risk of Salmonella from under-cooked eggs…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 07-31-2013 10:58 PM

Wow Robert, you did an amazing job considering you do not have a lathe. I you had not said anything I am sure most would have thought you turned it….great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 07-31-2013 11:14 PM

Thank you, Mike yeah I do not eat soft boiled eggs, Mr jim Jakosh does and he makes these so I thought I would give it a whirl with No lathe! I do know what you mean about people”collecting” them!

aussieDave—G-day,mate! Thank you for the kind words sir! It was really fun to make, I want a lathe but I try with-out one!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 08-01-2013 03:48 AM

Very well done, we have to get you a lathe.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 08-01-2013 11:21 AM

Thank you, Tom I want one but I do not have the funds to get one yet, I live on disability and you know that only goes so far.
I appreciate the kind words!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 08-01-2013 05:57 PM

That turned out nice. You should be very proud of yourself, we are here at LJ.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 08-01-2013 08:00 PM

Nice work, Robert.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 08-01-2013 08:19 PM

Robert I don’t see how you do these things. I took my dremel tool the other day and was trying to hollow out some wood and I was all over the place with it. My hat’s off to you for your ability to just control this tool must less do such good werk with it. .

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#12 posted 08-02-2013 03:57 AM

Robert that is a great looking egg cup but you need to get a lathe ,this takes too much of your time that could be used doing other projects on your list .
Hats off to you my friend for your patience and endurance to produce this fine egg cup.

-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 08-02-2013 10:58 PM

Thank You, Kelly that really means a lot to me!!

Charles, a world of thanks!

Dewayne, Thanks a whole lot! I kinda consider the Dremel tool a part of my right arm! It feels really nice in my hand, I will say I have a lot of practice with it! My other hobby is building scale models (plastic) I mostly build auto’s but I do an occasional military model. Building models you have to be real careful with the Dremel, I own 4 Dremel type tools 2 are real Dremel Tools and 2 are Black and Decker models. I will say I like the Black and Decker models better than the Dremel models, and I like the variable speed models on all of them. It is just like anything else the more you use it, the better you get with it!!

Hey Kiefer, thanks a million man, I would love a lathe, but I do not have a shop, all my stuff is made on my front porch, My kitchen is where I do all the small stuff, like finish sanding the rings and such! my kitchen table is a part time workshop and the rest of the time it is my photo area, Luckily I am a Bachelor or I guess I would be in trouble! I would carry the lathe out on the porch if it was lite enough!!! someday I will get to be like all you super stars here on LJ’s

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#14 posted 08-03-2013 12:50 PM

Very good without a lathe. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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