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Bowl #103

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-18-2016 01:33 AM 846 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the other half of the mystery log that I made #102 out of. It is more balanced for heartwood/sapwood. From the 3rd shot you can see that the pith ran right across the top of this half. It has a few cracks and punky spots that had to be repaired.

It is finished with EEE and Shellawax on the inside and EEE and Mylands Friction Polish on the outside and I pronounce them equal from the results. I tried to polish at 5000 but heard a crack around 4200 so I shut ‘er down. I think the bowl was trying to flatten out!!!! The walls are 1/8”.

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 05-18-2016 01:37 AM

Beautiful piece, Jim

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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#2 posted 05-18-2016 01:42 AM

Nice bowl. I love that wood. The color sorta reminds me of tulip wood but its still a mystery. I even did a search and couldnt find any wood that looks like that.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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#3 posted 05-18-2016 01:42 AM

You continue to amaze, and on so many fronts!

-- jstegall

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#4 posted 05-18-2016 01:49 AM

Hard to choose which one I like better. I would prefer bowl #102 since it has a larger bottom diameter. 1/8’’ at 4200 rpm, I could see why it wanted to change it’s shape. Wow. I picked up my buffing system today and have to start practicing on it. I think I’ll keep mine around 2500. ha ha. Have to learn all the secrets first.

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

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#5 posted 05-18-2016 02:23 AM

Beautiful.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 05-18-2016 02:25 AM

Nice bowl Jim .
Now you have to figure out where the RED LINE is .
You scare me at times when I see you turning .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#7 posted 05-18-2016 02:42 AM

Looking good Jim.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#8 posted 05-18-2016 04:15 AM

Another nice bowl… grain…

1/8” walls! ... that is THIN! ... One slight mistake and it’s firewood, if you can find the pieces… :)

Great job… as usual…

-- 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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#9 posted 05-18-2016 05:34 AM

Another nice bowl Jim, great timer, I like the shape of this one.

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

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#10 posted 05-18-2016 06:01 AM

It’s impressive to see how you ’’fight’’ with it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-18-2016 08:45 AM

Fantastic, Jim. That wood is very fetching, whate’er it be.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 05-18-2016 10:57 AM

Very nice Jim. Amazing how the colour and grain is so different from the previous Bowl from the same Log…....Timber is so Fascinating…....When you mentioned that you heard a crack at around 4200 and shut down….I could feel my cut fingers twitching, Ha ha.

Great Project!!!!!!!!

Cliff.

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

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#13 posted 05-18-2016 11:34 AM

Thanks you for all the nice comments. I had these two roughed out and had to get them both finishes before I start the next one from a log.

Hi Dave. I had to do a CA job on the crack before I finished it.
Glad to see you received you buffing wheels. Take a look at the Beall video before you start work with them. I was surprised that you spend a lot of time buffing with Tripoli and very little with the white diamond or Carnuba. I guess the tripoli is doing the “cutting” and the other two just finish the job off shiny!

Hi Klaus. I need a SunTach on the dashboard with a redline!! I don’t scare myself very often, but I get real intense at certain times! It keeps me alert… and it hard to do when I get older!!

Hi Joe. I think I learned my lesson on this one and successfully. It could have been in the boat! It is like a car that will go 180 mph. You like to try it out sometimes!!

Hi Cliff. The difference is day/night photos. This one was under incandescent light. I ‘lltake them both together and post it. I wish I know what the wood is.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 05-18-2016 12:17 PM

You are amazing. I have been turning for a couple years and make some bowls which are nice for me. When I look at your turnings and hear your descriptions I then find out how much I have to learn. I have never had my lathe to speeds you speak about. Nor have I been able to turn to the thin thickness you do. Hope I don,t get hurt as I try to speed things up a little. Thanks for all your posts.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#15 posted 05-18-2016 01:37 PM

Jim, congratulations on another beautiful bowl.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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