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Chestnut Crotch Bowl #82

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-15-2014 12:29 AM 801 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl for the owner of the orchard where we get all our chestnut wood. I managed to cut 13 crotches out the 2 rows of trees they took down. Five of them are rough turned in the chip barrel yet. This one dried for only 4 months but I had to get it done before Al leaves for California for the season.

It is 8 3/4” x 2 3/4” high and if finished with Clear Matte spray.

Cheers, Jim

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





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grizzman

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#1 posted 08-15-2014 12:52 AM

thats a beautiful piece of wood, and you turned it so well, even though it has the defect, it better to do the best you can with something like this then to disregard it, really nice jim

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Cliff

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#2 posted 08-15-2014 03:54 AM

Wow!!! Very Nice.

Cliff

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

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 08-15-2014 05:42 AM

Sure is a WOW.
That is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#4 posted 08-15-2014 09:09 AM

Beautifully turned Jim, and exceptionally nice wood. I love the grain!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 08-15-2014 10:02 AM

I like the way you use all srap wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 08-15-2014 10:35 AM

Very nice Jim, always dicey turning those. Nice wood and finish.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 08-15-2014 01:20 PM

Nice.

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#8 posted 08-15-2014 04:08 PM

Beautiful, Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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kiefer

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#9 posted 08-15-2014 04:58 PM

Nice but there is a piece missing .LOL
I like it .

Klaus

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woodshopmike

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#10 posted 08-15-2014 06:14 PM

Klaus, You beat me to it!!!

Jim, the bowl looks good even without all it’s pieces intact :)

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palaswood

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#11 posted 08-15-2014 08:47 PM

Your title sounds crude, but thats not crude work. Good job dude!

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peteg

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#12 posted 08-15-2014 10:45 PM

Got to be careful turning these buggers Jim or you wear the remnants around your ears, shame as the timber has a fabulous figured centre section,
well done Mate
cheers Pete

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 08-16-2014 01:13 AM

Nice looking bowl!

Really COOL…

Too bad it will leak… LOL

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luv2learn

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#14 posted 08-16-2014 03:44 PM

Jim, it is amazing what you produce on your lathe. This is just one more example.

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 08-16-2014 05:01 PM

Thank you all for the nice comment I hope Al will like it too!
I wish I had a shot of the crotch I cut it out of because I have turned one of the scraps from it and it is aligned along the linear direction of the tree and then it will be just a wing. it is long and skinny.

Hi Pete. Yes you have to have your wits about you because it looks totally round when spinning but can easily break a finger or hand if I tired to touch it or sand it on the lathe.

Hi Joe. It will not hold ice cream either!!

Jim

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

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