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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-02-2016 12:03 PM 978 views 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gift for a friend I’m having coffee with this morning. It is from the hard maple burl that was on a tree in his back yard. He brought the burl to me last year and this is the biggest piece I had left from it. It was cracked when I roughed it out and I filled it with black epoxy. But I thought I should finish it last night to give to him today. As I got into it more cracks appeared so I left the wall thicker than usual to show more of the burl on top and to keep it from exploding.

It kind of looks like a segmented piece with nature making the segments!!

It is finished with clear lacquer.

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





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poospleasures

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#1 posted 07-02-2016 12:46 PM

WOW love this one. So much character. The finish is super. You are my hero.

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

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#2 posted 07-02-2016 01:07 PM

Beautiful little pot, Jim. The grain pattern is unlike anything I’ve seen before. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 07-02-2016 01:34 PM

Ausgezeichnet! (excellent work!)

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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#4 posted 07-02-2016 01:44 PM

Awesome grain patterns! Love the way you finished off the bottom of this piece.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 07-02-2016 02:49 PM

Very attractive with outstanding grain display. Sounds like this piece was a real challenge with the developing cracks as you turned—I’d be concerned it might explode at any time but I don’t know that much about turning.

-- 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 07-02-2016 02:50 PM

Very nice Jim and that certainly is a interesting grain pattern .

Klaus

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

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#7 posted 07-02-2016 02:53 PM

very neat looking little pot GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 07-02-2016 03:23 PM

Stunning.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#9 posted 07-02-2016 03:28 PM

Jim, I love this. You really have done a wonderful job on this pot.

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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#10 posted 07-02-2016 03:30 PM

beautiful, love the grain

-- Joe, Ga

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#11 posted 07-02-2016 04:12 PM

WOW!Beautiful wood, vase as well.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 07-02-2016 05:29 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Roger really liked it too!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 07-02-2016 05:29 PM

COOL way to go… proving that you are not a Crack Pot! :) :)

-- 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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#14 posted 07-02-2016 08:39 PM

That’s a real beauty Jim. Your friend should love it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#15 posted 07-02-2016 10:17 PM

Magnificent, James. Now you’re really showing off.

-- Mark

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