Cherry Crotch Bowl #86

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-21-2014 12:40 AM 1431 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been cleaning out the barn and found a number of logs to rough out into bowls and they are drying in the chip barrel. But this one was an old dry piece of cherry crotch that I finished all the way once started .

It is 7” dia. and 2 1/2” high and finished with clear gloss lacquer. The thing that took the longest was to seal that punky wood at the edges of the opening. I’ll bet I sprayed it 40 times and it soaked up the lacquer like a sponge!! Finally it filled and I was able to complete it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 01:10 AM

Absolutely beautiful Jim.
They are fun with a piece missing hey!!

Thanks for showing,


-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 01:12 AM


Very nice bowl, as usual…

You said you had a hard time filling it… No wonder… it has big hole in the side/bottom… LOL

What did you ‘fill’ it with? Super Glue? (the real name is Blanked from my mind right now)...

COOL BOWL! ... but what would someone put in it?

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 01:19 AM

Someone was too anxious eating their ice cream. Good work Jim. Next time try brushing on some lacquer for first coat with punky sides and edges before you finish it with spray. Saves a lot of spray cans

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

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 04:55 AM

Don’t you just love bowls like this. I did one the other day on my Ring Master that had holes in it…wasn’t sure how it would turn out but I really liked it. And to think, some people would just throw them away. I think it would make a great fruit or nut bowl. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 08:48 AM

Another nice piece of crutch Jim, you sure bring them up nice.

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

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#6 posted 09-21-2014 10:26 AM

LOL w/doubled… Super neat bowl Jim.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 09-21-2014 11:13 AM

Looks great Jim with interesting grain. Just don’t try eating soup out of it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 09-21-2014 11:23 AM

Beautiful Turning and Finish. Very pleasing to the eye. Another masterpiece Jim!!!!!


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

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#9 posted 09-21-2014 11:42 AM

Super Neat Bowl Jim, :)

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#10 posted 09-21-2014 02:00 PM

Beautiful work—very nicely done! You’re getting to be quite the artist.

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

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#11 posted 09-21-2014 04:19 PM

Thanks you all for the nice comments. I’m glad you like my work. These pieces are easy to come by because even the firewood cutters throw away the crotch pieces. I purposely look for them and the ones that have the main stem and the two Y pieces almost the same diameter. I like the dark pith in the center and the two ring patterns from the branches coming together right there. I can move center back on the main stem and the notch will be much shallower so it will hold small fruit or nuts or even ice cream (Roger!!).

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 09-21-2014 05:27 PM

Nice shape and the missing piece sure adds a dimension .


-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 09-21-2014 10:02 PM

another beauty Jim, hey BTW you forgot to glue that bit back in the side :: ))))
cheers mate

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

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#14 posted 09-22-2014 12:11 AM

Very pretty, makes m want to learn how to turn bowl’s

-- "The Cedar King"

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#15 posted 09-22-2014 07:39 AM

Beautiful piece of cherry, Jim. Thanks for the brush on lacquer tip for the punky wood, Dave.

-- God bless, Candy

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