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Twin Mulberry Crotch Bowls #84 and 85

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-18-2014 04:20 PM 855 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are not identical but certainly fraternal twins that came out of the same fresh cut mulberry crotch. I was going to make one big bowl but then decided to try to slice it and get two of them out of it. When I got into the inside it was very wet and the bark was on all over. Then I set the turned bowls in front of the dehumidifier to dry and the bark developed big gaps under it and picked off real easily. Luckily I still had the spigots on so I returned the dry bowls to true them up.

They are 7” diameter and 1 5/8” high and finished with the 3 step buffing process.
Cheers, Jim

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





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Blackie_

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 04:30 PM

Very nice jim, I need to take a look at me mesquite scrap pile I might have some small log you could use, I’ll take some pics to see if you’re interested.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 04:33 PM

That mesquite is really nice wood and your bowls came out great.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 04:43 PM

Very attractive, 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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woodshopmike

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 04:50 PM

Looks great. Well done Jim!

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 08-18-2014 05:13 PM

Very nice, Jim…

Nice to see the Raw pieces that you started with… COOL!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 08-18-2014 06:42 PM

These are so nice, Jim. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 08-18-2014 07:46 PM

those are really nice

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

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mafe

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#8 posted 08-18-2014 08:55 PM

Beautiful, I really love these, they look so life.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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leafherder

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#9 posted 08-18-2014 10:32 PM

Ah, I see you have discovered one of the many benefits of working with Mulberry – the bark is so easy to strip! (that is one reason that they use mulberry bark to make paper.)

That heartwood should darken considerably with age, giving a really nice contract to the sapwood.

Great job! Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 08-18-2014 11:55 PM

Nice turning Jim, you sure have been busy lately. Like the grains of the Mulberry.

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

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peteg

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#11 posted 08-19-2014 01:20 AM

These will make a great pair sitting side x side on the snacks table, never come across Mulberry down here it looks so nice
cheers
Pete

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

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MarkTheFiddler

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#12 posted 08-19-2014 01:23 AM

They are beautiful Jim. I’m always amazed by the depth of your vision. In this case it’s quite literal. I couldn’t begin to see one of those bowls in that dark of wood.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Cliff

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#13 posted 08-19-2014 04:58 AM

Very nice Jim. Well Turned!!! Very attractive wood!!! I also like that shot of the timber sitting on the Band Saw in two halves as it gives a glimpse of how the grain will be after Turning and Finishing. Great Project!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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CFrye

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#14 posted 08-19-2014 07:11 AM

Beautifully turned, Jim. They look like shells in the first image! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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sedcokid

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#15 posted 08-19-2014 10:19 AM

Great little project there Jim!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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