Little Burl Pot

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-26-2016 05:35 AM 983 views 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

John Goodwin from Dead Tree Salvage gave me this little burl to see if I could make anything out of it. I think it is a pine burl.

I sanded a flat on it and glued on a spigot so I could turn it and not lose much height. I managed to make a small pot out of it that is 2 1/2” in diameter and 1 3/4” high. It is finished with Danish oil and clear lacquer.

I’ll drop it off to John when LJ DoubleD and I pay him a visit!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 02-26-2016 05:38 AM

Nice work, how did you do the inlay on that?

-- "The Cedar King"

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#2 posted 02-26-2016 06:12 AM

That’s a wonderful little piece and smart idea with the glued on spigot. Every time I go for a walk nowadays I seem to be scanning the trees for burls.

-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!

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#3 posted 02-26-2016 06:12 AM

you did a great job on that one.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 02-26-2016 06:44 AM

That’ll tickle John! Beautifully done, Jim. We will definitely go see John again our next trip! Tell him Jim and I said ‘Hi!’

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 02-26-2016 06:49 AM

Jim, that’s b-e-ay-yooteeful. And, I’m awful glad you included the photo of the rough piece on the mount. It gave me an infinitely greater appreciation of it. And it reminded me, a little, of my Rose Fist. A little.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 02-26-2016 06:50 AM

Amaizing what nice stuff came out of such ’’ugly’’ piece of wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 02-26-2016 07:24 AM

That burl didn’t look very promising Jim, good job getting a pot out of it. Nice finish as well.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 02-26-2016 07:28 AM

Beautifully done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 02-26-2016 09:03 AM

That’s so cute Jim.
Great 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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#10 posted 02-26-2016 10:50 AM

Real nice Jim, great finish on the burl.

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

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#11 posted 02-26-2016 11:06 AM

Great work Jim. I like the lip type top. The Danish Oil and the Lacquer puts a nice finish to it…....Jim is that a filler where that aqua coloured line is?



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

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#12 posted 02-26-2016 11:40 AM

It’s some cool piece of art, I like it a lot!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#13 posted 02-26-2016 02:50 PM

First thing I thought of was a spittoon. Amazing looking piece of wood Jim. Did this piece talk to you too?

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

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#14 posted 02-26-2016 03:59 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Hi Candy. I’ll be sure to say hi for you at the sawmill!!

Hi Ivan and John, I had my doubts on it , too,when I saw that crack down the side!!

Hi Cliff. The inlay is real turquoise rock that I picked up here in the desert. I made a crusher to make small pieces and powder for little cracks. It is a bear on regular turning tools. I had to sharpen about 4 times just to finish that outer shape with the stone in there.

Hi Dave. it does have that spittoon shape but would be real hard to hit as small as it is!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 02-26-2016 04:34 PM

Love, LOVE, LOVE! This!! I am experimenting with inlay too! Love the turquoise contrast with the vibrant wood colors! Nice job!

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?

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