Box Elder Pot

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-13-2016 07:07 PM 922 views 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This the second of the test pieces from the box elder log that was cut a few months ago. It is a hollow pot that finished up at 5 1/2” dia. x 8 1/2” high and it was hollowed from the bottom and then plugged and finished turned on top. It is finished with EEE, Shellawax and the 3 step Beall buffing and wax.

It is a house warming gift for John P. who gave me the log and will be cutting the tree up. It has a 3/8” hole in the top and turned to a 1/4” thick wall.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 09-13-2016 07:11 PM

Nice! You are good!! #wishihadjimsskills

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 09-13-2016 07:17 PM

I Like It!

Nice shape and proportions.

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

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#3 posted 09-13-2016 07:35 PM

nice idea to do a great job with a small hole in the middle

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 09-13-2016 07:41 PM

It’s beautiful, Jim.

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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#5 posted 09-13-2016 07:57 PM

Very nice hollow form Jim. Im a little confused though. How was hollowed from the bottom?

-- Andy Smith

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#6 posted 09-13-2016 08:05 PM

nice pot Jim

-- bambi

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#7 posted 09-13-2016 08:18 PM

Good job Jim, like the colors in that wood

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#8 posted 09-13-2016 08:27 PM

I like it… BUT, I think the other one (1st one) showed the colors better… Much better…

Looks like Flatter is the best way to display the wood colors… Trays… Bowls… Boxes…


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



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#9 posted 09-13-2016 08:37 PM

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#10 posted 09-13-2016 09:16 PM

Very nice, Jim.
Look for a PM.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 09-13-2016 09:19 PM

You’re really enjoying the BE Jim, a great little pot, nice finish mate

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

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#12 posted 09-13-2016 09:46 PM

Looks good. I really like the coloration running through the piece.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#13 posted 09-13-2016 11:47 PM

Like a pot of gold, only filled with red. Nice gift, maybe you’ll get another good log.

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

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#14 posted 09-14-2016 12:49 AM

Real nice Jim, nice shape and will be appreciated by John P. You should be good for another log!!!

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

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#15 posted 09-14-2016 01:17 AM

well jim you very well know how much i love this wood, ive got your bowl you made me front and center, and box elder is one of those woods that can gve yu a lot of surprises, im sure your gift is going to be well received

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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