Triangular Cedar Bowl #97

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-08-2015 11:23 AM 1369 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was gift piece of cedar from LJ Rustic ( Thanks Rick!!). I had two of them laying on the bench and one of them said it wanted to be a triangular bowl like a Wankel rotor!! So that it what it shall be. These were totally coated in wax so I prepped one of them by turning it round and gluing on a spigot so I could turn it the next day. Over night it developed 3 cracks and I was going to pitch it but I had Harbor Freight 5 minute Epoxy and it fixes everything… and it did this one too!

It is red cedar and 4” by 2 7/8” high and finished in Forby’s tung Oil and buffed.

The 5th shot is the bowl with its mate( that has not said what it wants to be yet) and the 6th shot is the outside turned before hollowing.

cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 05-08-2015 11:44 AM

Nice looking piece Jim. Looks like a great finish

-- Ron Campbell

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#2 posted 05-08-2015 12:03 PM

A different look to a bowl Jim. I haven’t tried this yet.

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

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#3 posted 05-08-2015 12:07 PM

Jim, your work and skills are so wonderful. I love to see your projects.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 05-08-2015 12:19 PM

i love cedar…great bob jim, and a good save with the epoxy…

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

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#5 posted 05-08-2015 03:29 PM

Cedar is one of my most favorite woods and you have done it justice. Great work 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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#6 posted 05-08-2015 04:58 PM

Very nicely done, and looks great!

-- 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 05-08-2015 05:29 PM

Wonderful colour. Cedar is realy beautiful wood after glossy finish. Quite interesting triangular shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 05-08-2015 06:49 PM

COOL Bowl!

Reminds me of the insides of a Wankel rotary engine… :)
... special Cam Shaft… :)

Mazda RX2… was a cool car…

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

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#9 posted 05-08-2015 07:58 PM

great looking piece of timber Jim, fabulous colour, the tri sides on the outer add a touch of class, love your finish

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

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#10 posted 05-08-2015 08:35 PM

very nice piece…thanks for idea…beautiful finish
I can not wait following your artwork
have a nice day

-- bambi

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#11 posted 05-09-2015 12:34 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. That is it for a while. I cleaned all the project up that were in the shop.

I’ll save that other blank for another day. The original intent was to do it with a twist like Barbara Dill does. but the wood had the cracks in it and I did not want to push my luck with it swinging fast off center.

To make a twist, you put the three centers opposite each other and then use 1 on the head and 2 on the tail, then 2 on the head and 3 on the tail and then 3 on the head and 1 on the tail and you get a three sided piece with a twist in the cut. It is darn hard to see what you are cutting with it running out like that, but it is another challenge!!


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

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#12 posted 05-09-2015 01:13 AM

Another nice piece of turning Jim, you have brought that cedar up beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your break from the lathe.

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

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#13 posted 05-09-2015 01:27 AM

Nice bit of turning Jim & great choice of wood.

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

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#14 posted 05-09-2015 05:42 AM

You listen, and art results! Beautiful bowl, Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 05-09-2015 06:32 AM

Wow Jim!!! That is impressive!!!! I am amazed at the shape. I felt dizzy thinking of the methods for making the twists….very, very clever and very well turned!!!!
The finish came up beautifully with the Tung Oil and Buffing. Was the Buffing done on a grinder spindle? Also would Danish Oil respond as well to the Buffing?....... Well done Jim!



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

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