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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-18-2015 09:38 PM 1101 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are 2 bowls I did as demos in the turning classes at East Kentwood High school . They were both examples of natural edge turning. The left one is green mulberry burl and the right one is dry mesquite. The left one is finished with Danish oil and the right one is finished with clear matte spray that builds up to a sheen with several coats.

I was given a fresh cut branch of mulberry with a burl on it from Kyle, the building class instructor, to see what I could make out of it. He will get this bowl this week. The other bowl I’ll give to the most ambitious turner in the class.. a fellow without a hand on his right arm. I am truly amazed at this guy. I’ll bet he would turn wood all day given the time!!

Cheers, Jim

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





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 10-18-2015 10:21 PM

Awesome!

Almost looks like a pair of hats! :)

COOL!

-- 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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#2 posted 10-18-2015 10:31 PM

Nice work for a good cause….wish I had known you were doing demo work for folks who don’t have a clue…would have signed up for one…lol
Well done sir.

-- 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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#3 posted 10-18-2015 10:45 PM

Jim

Thank you for giving your time to others!!

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peteg

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#4 posted 10-18-2015 10:53 PM

Always very satisfying to help others & pass on a bit of knowledge Jim, well done Mate, your young fellow with only one hand may turn out to be your star pupil if enthusiasm has anything to do with it
cheers
pete

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

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#5 posted 10-18-2015 10:55 PM

Great looking pieces Jim

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#6 posted 10-18-2015 11:12 PM

Very nice Jim, great to encourage the young ones to get away from the ipads etc.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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shipwright

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#7 posted 10-18-2015 11:49 PM

You’re a good turner and a great woodworking ambassador Jim.
Well done on both counts.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 10-19-2015 12:41 AM

Thank you all. I really enjoy it. The present classes are real workers and it is a joy to help them along. They really like burning in grooves with a wire to dress up their turnings. It crates a big cloud of smoke!! I also get to help them on the band saws and the scroll saws.

Hi Buster, you can come to our guild meeting at the high school on the second Tuesday in November. I’m on for a demo making bracelets.

Cheers, Jim

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

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Mark Wilson

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#9 posted 10-19-2015 12:50 AM

You’ve wrinkled my brain, Jim. Again. I’ve heard that nothing improves skills like teaching others. Is that true? These bowls are masterful. I salute you, sir.

-- Mark

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 10-19-2015 01:02 AM

Thanks, Mark. I teach the basic cuts with the tools and let them design what they want to make. The semesters are so shore any more that a new group is in before you know it. I taught 2 people how to sharpen bowl gouges on the Jamieson jig I made for them and they are done with the class this week. So I go in and sharpen about 50 tools for the next classes.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 10-19-2015 01:15 AM

Well done Jim !! Great turnings and helping students learn.

Mark

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#12 posted 10-19-2015 01:16 AM

Looks like the demo was a success. Cool looking collar on the mesquite one. Glad to see you sharing your skills.

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

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#13 posted 10-19-2015 03:16 AM

I envy those kids to have such woodturning teacher. Great looking bowls.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 10-19-2015 03:29 AM

Thanks Mark, Dave and Ivan. I have company until Tuesday so I won’t get back there until Wed. I will meet a new group of kids then!

Good night….....................Jim

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

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#15 posted 10-19-2015 05:14 AM

Bob’s comment was a good one Jim, great of you to get the young people busy doing something like this. One of the men I worked with does something similar here. There was a real nice article about his efforts in the local paper, people appreciate contributions like this.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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