Lemon Crotch Bowl #96

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-13-2015 09:07 PM 1278 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was making rings for a friend of mine that makes jewelry and he gave me some lemon wood to turn them out of. I made about a dozen rings and then I had this crotch of the branch left so I turned him a bowl out of it. It is finished with satin lacquer.

I also had me first student here in the park. His name is Lee and he is from Michigan. I showed him how to use the turning tools and e made this little bowl out of a piece of tight grained wood but I don’t know what it is.
he also finishes it with satin lacquer. He signed and dated it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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John Stegall

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#1 posted 03-13-2015 09:16 PM

As usual Jim, very good work. If you are in Kerrville, TX in May or July you can demonstrate for our club…just saying.

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 03-13-2015 09:24 PM

Very nicely done Jim, and it also looks like you’ve done a great job of tutoring Lee. When will he join LJ’s?
Both bowls are beautiful enough to be proudly displayed and used.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 03-13-2015 09:37 PM

Great bowls, both of you!

-- God bless, Candy

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 03-13-2015 10:08 PM

Nice bowls Jim. Can I be your student? We can do Skype!!

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

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#5 posted 03-13-2015 10:31 PM

Nice bowls!

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

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#6 posted 03-13-2015 10:51 PM

Once a teacher, always a teacher :-)

-- 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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#7 posted 03-13-2015 11:55 PM

Maybe you should charge tuition. Both look great. Never heard of lemon wood. I’ll have to check it out.

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

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#8 posted 03-14-2015 12:27 AM

Nice work you guys, Jim I think Lee is a lucky man you have someone take the time to teach him the right way to use the tools, well done mate
cheers guys

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

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#9 posted 03-14-2015 12:47 AM

Master and apprentice turning bowls that’s nice to see you passing on the skills and knowledge and it looks likes it’s going well .
Keep it up Jim.


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 03-14-2015 01:09 AM

Lovely work as usual Jim, and congratulations to your apprentice, nice job.


-- 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 03-14-2015 05:39 AM

Another COOL bowl…

... very unusual…

Thank you!

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

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#12 posted 03-14-2015 09:17 AM

Hi Jim and well done for Lee!!!! Tell him Cliff from Australia said hello.



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

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#13 posted 03-14-2015 02:26 PM

Nice work Jim, and cool story about your first student, too!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#14 posted 03-15-2015 12:17 AM

Boy oh boy! That lil opening on the side o that bowl would be perfect for sipping any ice cream that may have melted…................OH, wait, I had a brain skip there for a moment. Nice bowl/s and congrats on the new student. :)

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

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#15 posted 03-15-2015 08:42 AM

Nice bowl, Jim. I’m glad we have another convert – he did a great job! You taught him well.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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