Tea Light Bowl #87

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-21-2014 09:50 PM 1419 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another chunk of firewood that told me what it wanted to be . This is a gift for my friend’s wife that has not been too healthy is the past year. Here’s hoping this will bring her good health when she lights it. I’ll put a special blessing on it for her!!

It is 7” x 2 3/4” high and made from spalted maple.

It is finished with clear gloss lacquer.

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 09:54 PM

Lovely gift Jim, I am sure it will help give her comfort knowing the maker & the blessing attached, 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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#2 posted 09-21-2014 11:05 PM

That’s a Super gift!

Very COOL design…

She will LOVE it!

You did GOOD!

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

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 11:29 PM

Nice one Jim, will make a great gift. Must be one hell of a wood pile you have.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 11:36 PM

Very attractive turning that will may a very thoughtful gift.

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

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 11:42 PM

That is a beauty you made and giving it to a ailing friend makes it a very special bowl that I am sure has special healing properties .
I commend you for being a loving and caring friend .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 09-22-2014 12:08 AM

That person is sure lucky to receive such a beautiful gift.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 12:12 AM

Jim, I might copy this one. Very impressive job Buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 09-22-2014 12:37 AM

That’s a wonderful gift Jim, I’m sure She will love it and I hope the “Spell” works for her.
Great job on a lovely piece of wood.
Thanks for sharing.


-- 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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#9 posted 09-22-2014 07:47 AM

Another beauty, Jim! The raised middle section to surround the candle holder was unexpected and delightful (pun not intended, but I’ll take it). Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to get into the spalted maple I have!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 09-22-2014 09:22 AM

Beautiful turning project! You can put candies in it also :-)

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 09-22-2014 10:06 AM

Very nice. I particularly love picture number 5. Really stands out from the dark background. Good save from the fire Jim…...Better it is a Tea Light than a Fire Light.

I am sure your friends wife will appreciate your blessing…..back to picture number 5….it has a real spiritual look to it.



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

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#12 posted 09-22-2014 12:14 PM

That is fine fine fine, Jim!

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

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#13 posted 09-22-2014 12:46 PM

Beautiful Jim and a very thoughtful gift.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 09-22-2014 12:50 PM

Very nice bowl Jim. Hope your kindness and blessing bring her speedy recovery.
Interesting how you hollowed the bowl and left the center.

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

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#15 posted 09-22-2014 12:57 PM

Thank you all! She loved it!

G’day, Bob. I do have a pretty good pile of wood in the barn and outside on the fire wood pile. There are 4 big blue painted American chestnut logs that have been on the bottom of the pile for 9 years. They cracked quite a bit but I can just imagine the spalting in them!!! One day I’ll crack one open and show you!!

Hi Cliff. I lit it up in a dark room and the gloss on the bowl reflects pretty good.

Hi Ivan. You can put candles in there but I wanted one to be in a glass to protect the wood from the heat. I got this glass holder and candle at the Dollar store…....3 for 1$ .

Cheers, Jim

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

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