Cherry Crotch Bowl #80

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 42 days ago 797 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl I have been working on off and on and decided to put an end to it! It is made from crotch of a cherry tree and it was covered with this white stuff all over the bark so I stripped the bark off in the raw area and that is what is left of the natural edge. It is 8 1/2” x 3 1/2” high. It was a challenge to hold since the spigot was not all the way around in the chuck. I threw it out once into the curtain behind the lathe and it landed in the boat behind the curtain. That was the only time I drew blood in the lathe. It whipped the gouge into my finger ...I think. It was a blur! It makes you respect an open piece like that.

The outside is buffed and waxed and the inside is lacquered and waxed.

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

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#1 posted 42 days ago

Beautiful work—very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 42 days ago

One look at this Jim tells me it gave you a real hard time :)
Never the less I think you have got the wood over it in the finish, looks like a nice even wall thickness & finish. Well done mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 42 days ago

Excellent turning Jim. I like the natural shape that this bowl provided.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 42 days ago

it makes me want to cry as i know i could not use this for my cereal bowl……we i could , but it would be a mighty shallow portion..the bowl is beautiful, i do love cherry….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 42 days ago


That sure is a Very Pretty bowl… beautiful grain & color… Great job of turning & finishing!

I’m curious… what can you put in it… without it coming out as soon as you put it in? :) :D

Just for decoration… yes? Still is Pretty just to Look at… :)

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 42 days ago

Beautiful, Jim! And it’s just going to get better with age. Thanks for sharing.
PS Roger could eat a lot of ice cream out of it! ;-)

-- God bless, Candy

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 42 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous, Jim.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 42 days ago

Persistence pays off Jim. That is one uniquely beautiful bowl.

-- 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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#9 posted 42 days ago

Excellent work sir. Glad you stayed with it. I am taking a class in September doing a square bowl on the lathe. I had better pay attention.

-- jstegall

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#10 posted 42 days ago

And I thought inside out turning was a challenge. This has some competitive turning skills behind it. Well done Jim. Just don’t eat your ice cream out of it.

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

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#11 posted 42 days ago

Looks great. I can’t believe how close to the base the NE is. Good job!


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#12 posted 42 days ago

A little scary but that turned into beauty .

-- Kiefer 松

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#13 posted 42 days ago

Stunning job, keep up the good work!

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#14 posted 42 days ago

Great work on this bowl Jim. The shape is very nice and the wood has a lot of interesting features. It must have been a real challenge to get this one turned!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 42 days ago

Wow Jim! A nice piece o art

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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