Walnut Candy Dish

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-17-2014 06:50 PM 1222 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little goof off project I did between 2nd and 5th hour at the High School yesterday. It was meant to be an experiment at maintaining wall thickness. This piece has no straight areas on it anywhere and I did not have a caliper for checking thickness. I just used my fingers and moved all along the part matching the inside to the outside. It is about 3/16 wall all over.

It is 6” x 2 1/4 high and finished with several coats of clear matte finish.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 04-17-2014 07:13 PM

Nice !

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#2 posted 04-17-2014 07:20 PM


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#3 posted 04-17-2014 07:49 PM

Looks good.

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#4 posted 04-17-2014 09:22 PM

Way to goof off Jim, I like it..!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 04-17-2014 10:25 PM

Sweet bowl

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#6 posted 04-17-2014 11:03 PM

That’s a keeper for sure. Very nicely done, Sir.

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#7 posted 04-17-2014 11:32 PM

Great bowl. All I can make in the time you used is a mess. I can’t seem to make myself try to turn so thin. You give me hope that one day I will be able to do that. Thanks

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#8 posted 04-17-2014 11:54 PM

A very pleasant bowl!

COOL project… Great job!

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#9 posted 04-18-2014 12:45 AM

Very scientific way to check wall thickness, using your fingers. I find myself not using the calipars more and more. Bowl looks good and better with the candy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 04-18-2014 02:04 AM

Looks very nice, good enough to eat. Bowl and all.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#11 posted 04-18-2014 02:04 AM

Nice bowl Jim, agree that fingers are the best calipers,

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#12 posted 04-18-2014 06:21 AM

Some day I hope to be able to ‘goof off’ like this! Nicely done, Jim.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 04-18-2014 08:50 AM

Pretty bowl nicely turned Jim. My inspiration to take up woodworking (turning first) was a walnut bowl my older brother turned at school. Maybe yours will inspire someone else.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 04-18-2014 11:07 AM

Very nice candy dish Jim…the Walnut wood looks great…..

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#15 posted 04-18-2014 12:43 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. There is a ton of wood to make bows out of there and I have 3 students this semester that want to turn. One girl was finishing her bowl yesterday and is starting on another one she want to do all by her self to see what she learned from the first one. she is already talking about buying a lathe!! I’m trying to get her to join Lumberjocks for more inspiration from all of you!!!!!!!!!!

Another girl is making two set of those Russian dolls that nest inside each other. She has the two pairs of the smallest ones with my help and now she will finish the rest on her own. The biggest thing is showing her how to hold the different sizes of wood. She can make the tenons now so she is on her way. She will use a drill chuck to start the hollowing. I just use a drill bit with a handle on it.

The other guy that was turning a bowl and really getting into making chips. When I went to work with another student, he had turned 2” off the diameter so he wound up with a lot smaller one than he could have.

I could do this full time!!...............Jim

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

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