Grafted Bowl #100

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-12-2016 12:04 AM 1251 views 4 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a very unique bowl in that it is from a tree that was grafted 50 years ago. It is half male pistachio and half female pistachio. I bought the blank at Dead Tree Salvage in Casa Grande, Az and it had a ton of cracks in it.
It was cut with the graft seam a bit off center and I left it like that so as to not sacrifice another 1” on the diameter. It is 8” dia. x 3” high.

The cracks are filled with real turquoise and black epoxy and finished with Danish Oil . I’m debating on lacquering it in the future.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 03-12-2016 12:11 AM

That have come up very nicely Jim, like the grain and your work with the filling the cracks.

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

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#2 posted 03-12-2016 12:37 AM

Stunning Mate, love the wood.

-- 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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#3 posted 03-12-2016 12:47 AM

Boy oh boy that piece finished out very nicely. Love the filler coupled with the beautiful grain this bowl has a unique character. I like the oil finish looks great..

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#4 posted 03-12-2016 12:56 AM

Beautiful grain display and the touches of turquoise really add to the piece.

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#5 posted 03-12-2016 01:23 AM

Outstanding; a keeper!

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#6 posted 03-12-2016 01:32 AM

As you say Jim this is a real unique piece of timber indeed, I like how you kept it simple & just let the wood talk, think I’d have a hard job letting this one go :)
cheers bud

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

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#7 posted 03-12-2016 01:51 AM

COOL very Unusual grain and Bowl!

I would think it would be worth a lot more $$ that way… Yes?

I have Never seen a Grafted Joint in any piece of woodworking Project…


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#8 posted 03-12-2016 02:49 AM

Nice one Jim.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 03-12-2016 03:41 AM

Wonderful looking grain! So much to admire about your bowl.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 03-12-2016 04:41 AM

I really like that, how did you do the inlay on that?

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#11 posted 03-12-2016 05:20 AM

Great job Jim, that is nice!!

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#12 posted 03-12-2016 07:37 AM

Amazing what Mother Nature can do – especially with a little help.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#13 posted 03-12-2016 07:42 AM

Besides wonderful shapes, you realy select some unusual, unordinary pieces of woods.

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#14 posted 03-12-2016 09:46 AM

Unique and beautiful bowl. The grain is very eye catching!!!!!



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

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#15 posted 03-12-2016 12:18 PM

A real beauty. Looks like it’ll hold a nice serving of an ice cream product.

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

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