Burl Teal Light bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-16-2016 05:27 PM 1134 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

John Goodwin gave me another pine burl.. about 5” round and on a 1” branch which I oriented parallel to the base. I tuned a small bowl out of it and tested out turning the man made turquoise with it. It cuts real nice – you don’t even feel cutting through it . It finished at 3 1/4” x 1 3/4” high.

More info on the inlay:

The flickering battery powered tea light looks like a real candle at night and the light shows through the thin section of the branch. This one will be a gift light.

The finish is Danish Oil and clear lacquer.

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 03-16-2016 05:47 PM

Another Super COOL Bowl… with turquoise embedded, etc.

Thank you for sharing…

Where do you put all of these bowls? :)

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

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 08:23 PM

I bet that was an interesting piece of timber to turn Jim :) sort of runs all over the place, the result is a very easy on the eye piece, the turquoise adds a bit extra, well done

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

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#3 posted 03-16-2016 08:37 PM

hi looking good great tee light bowl


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#4 posted 03-16-2016 09:54 PM

Awesome looking bowl Jim. You do amazing turnings.

-- 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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#5 posted 03-16-2016 09:55 PM

That looks beautiful Jim. The grain designs are really cool.

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#6 posted 03-16-2016 10:40 PM

BOOM, Jim. BOOM. Mind blown, again.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 03-16-2016 11:03 PM

Very nice 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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#8 posted 03-16-2016 11:31 PM

Saw it before you turned it….. unbelievable its good to hear that the man made turquoise worked well. The bowl looks great and will be a fine gift – Great work !

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#9 posted 03-17-2016 12:02 AM

You did a great job on it Jim, nice looking wood and will make a great gift.

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

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#10 posted 03-17-2016 12:39 AM

That is way cool Jim. I like those lil led fire lights

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

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#11 posted 03-17-2016 02:54 AM

Good job Jim, I like thin walls as long as it’s someone else cutting them. I’ll have to try a tea light bowl some day.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 03-17-2016 03:26 AM

I can’t get over how beautiful the pine burl is. The added turquoise gives it character. I will be ordering some turquoise tomorrow.

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

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#13 posted 03-17-2016 08:51 AM

Beautiful as usual Jim.
Love it.


-- 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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#14 posted 03-17-2016 01:36 PM

I love this project, Jim. It’s a very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 03-18-2016 09:38 AM

Jim. Great Turning!!! Pictures 2 and 4 are very interesting with the circular grain showing near the Turquoise.
Picture 5 indicates exactly what you were saying about the light looking just like a real candle…...very attractive Bowl Jim.



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

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