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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-06-2016 12:57 AM 1137 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this triangular piece of acacia and I was going to pitch it in the burn barrel but then took a cut on it parallel to the bark, turned a spigot on it and made this dish instead. This is the last piece of acacia I had.

It is about 6” long and 2” high and finished with clear lacquer. A little of the natural edge survived.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Andy

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#1 posted 07-06-2016 01:04 AM

Good lookin dish Jim, that is really nice wood. Ive never worked with acacia but I would like to.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 07-06-2016 01:24 AM

COOL unique lil bowl!

... you’re a never-ending source for bowl ideas… :)

-- 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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#3 posted 07-06-2016 01:47 AM

Nice safe Jim and a cool looking dish.

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

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lew

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#4 posted 07-06-2016 02:22 AM

Love those colors!

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

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peteg

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#5 posted 07-06-2016 02:52 AM

too much character for the fire box Jim :)
pete

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

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scrollingmom

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#6 posted 07-06-2016 03:16 AM

Very pretty. Love the look and colors.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 07-06-2016 03:21 AM

Nice shape, great finish, good save. A fine example of imagination and skill Jim.

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

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#8 posted 07-06-2016 04:54 AM

Very stylish

-- "The Cedar King"

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#9 posted 07-06-2016 06:01 AM

Jim, nice effect with the blue filler. What was the process or will you have to kill me if you tell me. LOL

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

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Cliff

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#10 posted 07-06-2016 06:38 AM

Very nice Jim. Goes to show. All wood is good wood.

Cliff.

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

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Tooch

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#11 posted 07-06-2016 10:31 AM

Turned out nice, Jim. One man’s trash can also be that same man’s next bowl… just depends on if you can see the potential!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 07-06-2016 10:56 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I just could not throw away that piece of wood!

Hi Tony. On the filler, it is man made turquoise. I buy it in fine crystal powder form, put it into the voids and over fill them and then drop CA glue onto it… being careful not to let the bottle touch the filler or it might pick some of it out and then it may be too low to clean up in turning.

Cheers, Jim

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

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luv2learn

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#13 posted 07-06-2016 02:25 PM

Awesome save Jim. It lives on to give others the enjoyment of its beauty.

-- 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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Grumpy

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#14 posted 07-07-2016 12:14 AM

Thanks Jim

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 07-07-2016 01:38 AM

Thanks. Lee..
Hi Tony, can you get turquoise filler In Australia?

Jim

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

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