Box Elder Bowl #106

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-07-2016 12:45 PM 878 views 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a test sample of a box elder tree to see how the pattern looked when turned. The whole tree looks to be like this.
There are two more pieces from this log to process yet. The end of the log is just full of colorful circles .
it finished at 12 1/2” x 3 1/4 ” high.
It is finished with Danish Oil and will be buffed in a few days when the oil is fully cured.

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

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#1 posted 09-07-2016 12:47 PM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-07-2016 01:05 PM

Very nice colors in that wood. It looks like its got some ambrosia coloring in it like ambrosia maple.

-- Andy Smith

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#3 posted 09-07-2016 02:20 PM

OH NO !!! ........ all the milk is run out of my bowl …....... LMAO ........ nice colors …....... GREAT JOB


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#4 posted 09-07-2016 02:22 PM

Awesome bowl, Jim!

It must have been exciting to see those colors develop as you turned the shape!

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

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#5 posted 09-07-2016 02:33 PM

Serious wow. Beautiful bowl.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 09-07-2016 02:36 PM

Great coloring in that wood Jim, you need a bit of Terracotta Milliput to fill that hole. Reads like you have the whole tree, your sure going to enjoy turning the blanks. Nice looking bowl.

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

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#7 posted 09-07-2016 04:19 PM

You can sure reveal some beautiful color in your turnings Jim.

-- 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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#8 posted 09-07-2016 04:20 PM

Great Wood and Colors!

The rest of that tree, along with your great talents, will produce some beautiful projects!

Looking forward to seeing additional projects from The tree.

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 09-07-2016 05:53 PM

Thanks you all for the nice comments.

Hi Lew, it was sure interesting to see all the red chips coming off the chain saw as I parted to the log into pieces. That got me excited right there!!

Hi Bob. My wife asked if I was going to fill the knot hole. I told her that would take away the character. I had to stop turning the rim just in time so it would not break through. I have an option for the whole tree to be cut as I need it. But, I can’t take on any more wood in my barn!!!!!!! I might take a few of the top pieces to see what they hold for color. Some of it might go as a raffle for out guild

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 09-07-2016 06:14 PM

Really interesting to see the colouring throughout the piece. Looking forward to seeing the results of buffing. It should be great.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 09-07-2016 07:00 PM

Jim, this is outstanding. I love this beautiful bowl and the wonderful colors.

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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#12 posted 09-07-2016 07:36 PM

Very nice, I wish I could figure out what minerals I could feed a birch tree to produce colors as it grows.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 09-07-2016 09:12 PM

lucky you Jim having all that BE to play with, you sure get some interesting colour variations with it, nice size as well.
bet it comes up nice after it dries & a buffing :)

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

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#14 posted 09-07-2016 09:46 PM

Very nice Jim
Love all that color which makes this special .


-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 09-07-2016 11:53 PM

Yes, yes, yes
Golly that’s nice

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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