Walnut Bowl #92

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-06-2014 07:55 PM 2824 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl cut from a slab that I made into two other projects. I guess I really should have thrown it away when I got into all these cracks but I had too much time into it so I finished it. I had to epoxy the cracks 3 times in the process and they just won’t hide very well. I guess If I fill it with fruit or ice cream ( Roger!!), you won’t notice them. It just had such a pretty variation in color I thought it might be worth keeping. The last shot shows the crack from the outside.

I finished it with clear lacquer and then a 3 stage buff so it feels good to touch. It is 9” x3” high.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 11-06-2014 08:02 PM

it sure is beautiful, and oh do i love walnut, i think you did a great job in dealing with the cracks….i love your work jim….

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

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 08:05 PM

Very nice Jim. I love the wood too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 11-06-2014 08:06 PM

oh….and i am the proud owner of a jim jakosh original …..:)..

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

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#4 posted 11-06-2014 08:35 PM

its beautiful

-- Joe, Ga

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#5 posted 11-06-2014 08:48 PM

Very nice bowl! Beautiful piece of wood!! Great job carving too!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#6 posted 11-06-2014 08:50 PM

Nice save!

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

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#7 posted 11-06-2014 10:10 PM

It still turned out nice. I have the same problem with a walnut bowl with its triangle shaped crack. It’s like you said, you have too much time in it to toss it. I just put it on the side to play with it another day.
Looks cool on your little stand.

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

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#8 posted 11-06-2014 10:22 PM

Did an outstanding job that wood is beautiful.

On dark & spalted wood have had a lot of luck with coffee grounds and CA glue. Normally people don’t know until I point it out.

-- Bill

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#9 posted 11-06-2014 10:26 PM

Very nice Jim, awesome grain on that walnut.

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#10 posted 11-06-2014 10:53 PM

That is a beautiful piece of wood and finished piece.
Sometimes I use Coffee grounds and CA, or epoxy, and sometimes I just leave the cracks.
Some people love the “Natural” look, cracks and all.
Shape is awesome.


-- 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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#11 posted 11-06-2014 10:55 PM

A beaut looking bowl Jim and a great save, that Walnut certainly comes up with a nice finish.

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

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#12 posted 11-07-2014 01:09 AM

A bowl fit for a king

-- "The Cedar King"

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#13 posted 11-07-2014 01:44 AM

Beautiful bowl and walnut!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 11-07-2014 02:04 AM

Looks real COOL to me…

Just keep the bowl turned so you don’t see the cracks… LOL

... nah… I think the cracks add some Character to it… COOL Character…

Not to worry…

... you did GOOD!

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

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#15 posted 11-07-2014 03:05 AM

Sometimes Jim we know the timber is buggered but it can be fun to see how far we can stretch it to the limit, Well dome mate

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

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