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Yarn Bowl # 104 ( Wampum)

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-26-2016 06:53 PM 922 views 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a second yarn bowl made from spalted Beech. It was requested to have just a hole instead of the curly slot. This bowl is wampum- trading it for sewing of a leather shop apron.

It is 6” x 5 1/4 high and finished with EEE, Mylands High Friction Polish and then 3 step buffed.

The last shot is the other half of this log where I let it sit in the lathe overnight and tried to finish turning it from solid. I did some boring on it and the cracks opened up more so it is firewood.

Cheers, Jim

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





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majuvla

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#1 posted 05-26-2016 07:00 PM

I descovered meaning of word spalted when you made and send me metal pin marker with spalted handle. Those spalted patern grains look very nice on wood, that’s why this bowl looks more beauitful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-26-2016 07:43 PM

Very nice looking bowl, Jim.

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

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#3 posted 05-26-2016 08:18 PM

Nice piece. You would be impressed with black hearted saaaafras Jim, a Tasmanian wood with striking spalted contrasts.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-26-2016 08:35 PM

Thanks, Guys!

Hi Ivan, spalting is fine unless it goes too far and the wood becomes soft and punky. They you have to stabilize the soft stuff so you can finish it properly.

Hi Tony. I wish I could have brought home a lot of wood I saw in Australia. I did manage to smuggle some Iron Bark home and that is all used up now. I some of our sassafras wood in my wood storage room but have not used any yet. I’ll bet the black hearted stuff is real pretty!

Pattie picked up her bowl a few minutes ago. I’ll post that apron when she gets it done, too.

Jim

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

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rance

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#5 posted 05-26-2016 08:51 PM

Another nice one. Maybe you could donate that cracked one to another turner. I know you could fix it too if you had the time.

Rance

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 05-26-2016 08:58 PM

Thanks ,Rance. I had thought about cutting it apart and inserting flat walnut pieces in there and gluing it all together, but I don’t need it that bad to spend all that work on it. it will serve as a reminder to keep on turning once I start!

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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#7 posted 05-26-2016 09:15 PM

Very COOL bowl as usual…

Looks like nature embedded a graph of the stock market in 1929… :)

-- 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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#8 posted 05-26-2016 09:20 PM

Nice job Jim, a bit of variation with this one, some nice detail lines & a hole instead of the previous slit all adds up to a fine result.
cheers
pete

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

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#9 posted 05-26-2016 09:31 PM

beautiful another well done

-- Joe, Ga

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#10 posted 05-26-2016 09:43 PM

Excellent piece!

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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#11 posted 05-26-2016 10:19 PM

I love the look of the spalted wood. And i love the fact that my yarn won’t be rolling away from me and picking up cat hair! Thank you Jimmy!

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#12 posted 05-27-2016 12:43 AM

Nice variation of the yarn bowl Jim, really like that spalted look of the wood.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 05-27-2016 01:38 AM

Thanks Joe, Pete, Joe, Jim, Patti and Bob!!

hi Joe, that does look like a downward trend on that chart!!

Hi Patti… and I love the fact that someday I will have a leather apron for the wood shop!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 05-27-2016 03:11 AM

This style with the one hole looks to be the best in my opinion, makes sense, but what do I know about yarn bowls. It is well deserving for the trade of sewing a leather apron.

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

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#15 posted 05-27-2016 05:19 AM

First of all, that spalting is pretty cool; adds some pizazz to an already cool looking bowl. Second, I do like that one hole instead of the curly slot, makes more sense. Finally, if that were my cracked bowl, I would fill it with some colored Ă©poxy mixed with sawdust or dye and finish it. You put to much effort into it to get it this far and not finish it. There some potential in those cracks.

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