Yarn Bowl #101

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-10-2016 12:48 PM 1976 views 8 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a yarn bowl that I was asked to make for the wife of an LJ friend of mine. I have never heard of a yarn bowl before so I had to see some designs here on Lumberjocks and decided on this groove pattern.

It is turned long grain from a spalted beech log because I thought it would be stronger in the cut area if the grain was not going sideways. I left the bottom thicker than I usually do for weight – so it could not be pulled over easily ( what do I know about yarn spooling? ). That made that thick part crack a bit so I filled the cracks and finished the bowl.

It is 5 1/2” diameter and 5 1/4” high and finished with satin lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 05-10-2016 12:54 PM

wow, its beautiful

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 05-10-2016 12:54 PM

Very nice. Is the purpose to hold a ball of yawn while someone is knitting?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 05-10-2016 12:54 PM

Very smart idea with grain direction. There is one LJ who makes lot of such bowls for his wife’s needs. Great work from you. I didn’t expect nothing less than that from you.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 05-10-2016 01:11 PM

Super nice. Nice as a display bowl and nice to use. Just over all nice and useful. I like it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 05-10-2016 02:24 PM

Cool Design and practical.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 05-10-2016 02:52 PM

Excellent !

-- Groveland, CA.

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#7 posted 05-10-2016 03:18 PM

It’s another beauty, Jim; nice work.

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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#8 posted 05-10-2016 03:42 PM

Very nice!

-- Jim, Ca,

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#9 posted 05-10-2016 05:06 PM

Fantastic Jim. I’m sure the person on the other side of the yarn needle will really appreciate this

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

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#10 posted 05-10-2016 05:23 PM

Nice work Jim !!!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#11 posted 05-10-2016 07:14 PM

How did you end up cutting the curve? I know one gentlemen has made a clamping system for his router and a pattern bit. Just curious how you ended up doing yours!

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#12 posted 05-10-2016 07:52 PM

Great job Jim

-- "The Cedar King"

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#13 posted 05-10-2016 09:03 PM

Nice job Jim, it has a lovely looking soft glow to it, reckon it will be gratefully accepted by Carol’s friend

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

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#14 posted 05-10-2016 09:17 PM

Looks great, and functional, that will be one lucky gal in many ways. Another fantastic piece.

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#15 posted 05-10-2016 09:23 PM

Great looking yarn bowl. I would be interested in knowing how you cut the “J” in the bowl

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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