Walnut Dish

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-06-2015 03:03 PM 1387 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this dish for Bobby at our church. It is a remembrance dish! It is about 2 1/2”x 6”x 8” and finished with clear glaze.

The story behind it is that he volunteered to make an alter for the local Vietnamese nuns .The altar was to be 48” high and they wanted a tree without the bark for the support and then an attachment to the wall. I helped him with the 48” walnut log- stripped the bark and made it sit vertical and with a real level top. Bobby built the top rectangular altar plate and took it over to install it. When he got there, they had just painted the back wall and now needed it 8” lower and with a semi circular top. So we rough cut off the top that was screwed and glued to the log and bandsawed the top pretty level again and went on to make a semi circular top plate that he is now finishing.

I had this chunk that we sawed off and it was in the burn barrel and I thought he needs to remember this job, So I turned this little dish for him leaving on some of the rough edge of the unbarked tree. He really liked the wet look of the glaze and will be finishing the tree trunk in it tomorrow.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 05-06-2015 03:28 PM

You are such a thoughtful guy Jim. I know that your friend Booby must think the same. The dish turned out beautiful.

-- 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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#2 posted 05-06-2015 03:36 PM

You always turn the best from any wood! I like the glaze.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-06-2015 04:09 PM

This is another one of your amazing beauties, Jim.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 05-06-2015 04:52 PM

Very interesting design for a very interesting story—well done!

-- 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 05-06-2015 05:48 PM

A very Beautiful gift for a Beautiful story for a beautiful purpose!

COOL bowl… and it has a built in saucer! COOL design! :)

Thank you!

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

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#6 posted 05-06-2015 05:53 PM

wow jim, that one is a beauty, your luck to be able to do lathe work, i jus love this bowl…with a built in plate…good for bobby, a real pleasure to have him help the nuns…

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

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#7 posted 05-06-2015 05:53 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

I’ll find any excuse to get on the lathe. I think I’m addicted!!

I’ll have to join WLTA ( Wood Lathe Turners Anonymous) .......................LOL

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 05-06-2015 05:59 PM

Love the grain pattern..Percfect finish..Two thumbs up!

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#9 posted 05-06-2015 06:36 PM

bravo maestro

-- bambi

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#10 posted 05-06-2015 07:57 PM

Never seen one done like this before Jim, great idea with the natural edge, well done mate you’re a good friend indeed

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

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#11 posted 05-06-2015 09:57 PM

That’s a nifty bowl with a even better back story. Sure could have used your help today Jim. Was disassembling some old church pews that my buddy wants a farm table built out of. Started out with high hopes and ended with a big mess. Don’t have a doubt you could have showed me a better way than the big hammer I wound up using…lol Antique slot head screws don’t seem to come outta oak very well.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 05-06-2015 10:47 PM

Looks amazing, Jim! Thanks for sharing the story and the project.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 05-07-2015 12:34 AM

Perfect bowl to go with the story Jim. You really brought out some nice character with that walnut. Amazing how the center gets so dark sometimes.

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

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#14 posted 05-08-2015 01:32 AM

Nice one

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

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#15 posted 05-08-2015 02:08 AM

Thanks Jerry, Bambi, Pete, Buster,Candy, Dave and Tony!!

Hi Buster, try a hollow drill that cuts out the wood around them and leaves the screw in the bottom board, Trying to back out old slotted screws is a pain and usually ruins the heads Phillips can be bad too unless you have an impact driver. I had to take a lot of them out of a fence and my friend, Tim the Toolman, had an impact driver and we got every one out!!
Hi Dave, I hate to throw away such pretty wood!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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