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Maple Burl Bowl #95

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-09-2015 06:37 PM 1371 views 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was turned from a piece of maple I brought south with me. This piece cracked through the first tenon I tuned on it and it hit me in the shoulder and flew all the way to the wall when I cranked up the speed. That tenon was punky to start with. When it got to final shape I noticed a crack down the center and I could see clear through it. I epoxied the outside cracks, did the final outside shape and had to epoxy the cracks on the inside when I got that close to final size. Then I finished it with clear gloss lacquer.
It is 9” diameter and 3” high.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Randy_ATX

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 06:43 PM

Stunning, Jim! Glad it didn’t hit you in the noggin!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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kiefer

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#2 posted 03-09-2015 06:54 PM

Very nice Jim I like the marble look of this but you are living a dangerous life at the lathe .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Todd Barrone

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#3 posted 03-09-2015 06:55 PM

That is so pretty, just love that grain, great job.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 03-09-2015 07:11 PM

That is beautiful Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 03-09-2015 07:14 PM

Absolutely beautiful wood and piece.

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

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CFrye

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#6 posted 03-09-2015 07:18 PM

I’ll add my “Beautiful” to the bunch! The wide flat design really shows off that grain, Jim. Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 03-09-2015 07:19 PM

Beautiful bowl. Nice job on fixing the crack. Glad there were no injuries, but it keeps one on his toes.

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

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UncleStumpy

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#8 posted 03-09-2015 07:34 PM

Mother Nature is just freaking amazing.
It’s cool when guys like us get a chance to help her along, showing off her beauty.
Nothing to say except Mother Nature would be proud.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Arlin Eastman

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#9 posted 03-09-2015 07:40 PM

Jim

That is the most spectacular maple I have ever seen. Where do you get that stuff anyway?

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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peteg

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#10 posted 03-09-2015 07:41 PM

Lovely looking piece of timber Jim, sounds like you sure had a battle with this one so it’s hats off for hangin in there, great result Mate
cheers
Pete

Guess you won’t be heading north for a while yet from the reports we are still getting down here on the weather :)

-- 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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#11 posted 03-09-2015 07:53 PM

NICE SAVE! GREAT SAVE!

Beautiful wood… Bowl…

Perfect for nuts…

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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robert triplett

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#12 posted 03-09-2015 08:18 PM

Do you often find your bowls get smaller as you deal with defects! Nice bowl. Isn’t it fun to have them go rolling across the shop??

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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Ronald G Campbell

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#13 posted 03-09-2015 08:55 PM

Jim great looking bowl. Glad you were not hurt.

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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ZAGREB

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#14 posted 03-09-2015 09:54 PM

now no more adventures in bed than in the workshop?lol
nice job buddy

-- bambi

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kdc68

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#15 posted 03-09-2015 09:57 PM

Gorgeous piece of maple ! All the trouble was well worth it. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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