Cherry Yarn Bowls

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-17-2016 03:38 PM 1360 views 7 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked for yarn bowls at the show last Saturday and had none so I made these for the show this Saturday in Comstock Park High School. This log was dropped off and I did not get the species from the man. It looked like cherry and smelled like cherry turning it so I pronounce it to be cherry!! They are 6” in diameter!

They are finished with satin lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 11-17-2016 03:55 PM

Cherry or not they are wonderful little bowls and someone will enjoy them to no end .


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 11-17-2016 04:11 PM

Your producing speed and capacity amaize me – great work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-17-2016 05:43 PM

Those yarn bowls look great Jim. They sure seem to be getting popular. Watch now, no one will ask for them at the show.

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

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#4 posted 11-17-2016 05:59 PM

Well done. May I ask what you are using to make the slot? Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 11-17-2016 06:32 PM

Well done Jim. I too would like to know how you go about cutting the slots. What tool do you use?

-- 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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#6 posted 11-17-2016 06:33 PM

Nice & COOL

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

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#7 posted 11-17-2016 07:06 PM

Sweet, Jim!

How did you cut the “slot”?

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

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#8 posted 11-17-2016 07:24 PM

great to have an item on request Jim. easy to see why they are liked by the knitting / crochet gals
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 11-17-2016 08:14 PM

They look great Jim, and I expect that they should sell quickly. You should take a photo of these with you so that, once these are sold, other customers will be aware of what they can order from you.
Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 11-17-2016 09:07 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 11-17-2016 09:15 PM

Jim, this is a beautiful set of yarn bowls. Nice work.

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 11-17-2016 10:32 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I sure hope they do sell. I’m going out to the barn to knock out one more…I hope.
Hi Mike, Lee and Lew. I did one before and remember it was a bit of a pain because I drilled a hole at the end of the slot and then tried to cut it out with my wife’s gourd saw. Too under powered! I wound up using my Dewalt jig saw with a real narrow blade and the sanded it to shape.
This time , I made a cardboard template of the slot and taped it to the bowl and traced the shape. Then I used a 3/16 center drill and drilled a pattern of about 8 holes along inside where it is to be cut out. I used the center drill because I get no tear out inside like I might with a twist drill. I started with 3/16 carbide cutter in a Dremel to cut out between the holes. It was too fine and smoked an burned the cherry. Then I used my HF multi purpose vibrating saw and carefully cut out the wood just inside the lines and finished with the Dremel and 1/4” coarse bit and sanded to shape by hand. I would have used the Dewalt again, but it is packed to go to Arizona..

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 11-18-2016 12:32 AM

Pretty bowls, Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 11-18-2016 01:24 AM

Nice job on the yarn bowls Jim. The slots look great!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 11-18-2016 01:44 AM

Very nice Jim. should have no problems selling. Like the way you do the slots.

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

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