Cedar Yarn Bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-19-2016 12:06 AM 951 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got this one done in time for the show tomorrow. It is a 5”dia.x 5” high Cedar yarn bowl.
It is finished with satin lacquer and 3 step buffed.

I added some shots of the saw and the cutters I use on the slots. The last show shows the filling of the big crack that was in from the outside. I almost scrapped this piece on account of that. I left the one bug hole in the front. That is the bug’s signature

I just found one tungsten carbide cutter ( third from the left) and did all the carving with it at a slow speed after drilling the holes in the slot pattern. It is a Kutzall bit ( ) and they come in all different shapes. Woodcraft has a very good selection of the coarse and fine grits. Great carving bits.

cheers, Jim


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

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#1 posted 11-19-2016 12:19 AM

Another nice one Jim. Should sell real quick.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 11-19-2016 12:34 AM

That’s pretty sweet Jim. I like cedar with a lot of sap wood in it so this one is a winner with me sir!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 11-19-2016 02:00 AM

Cool Yarn bowls… as usual…

Those Kutzall bits are really GOOD… I have used them… They are SUPER GOOD…

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

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#4 posted 11-19-2016 02:05 AM

I can see the two tone in the cedar Jim. Looks sharp. To bad it’s not showing up in the pic. I will have to look into some of those cutters.

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

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#5 posted 11-19-2016 02:19 AM

Looks great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 11-19-2016 02:42 AM

Nice bowl Jim .
A little higher as the last ones and made from some nice looking cedar which gives it character .
Like the cutter you mention should be good to have around for other applications .


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 11-19-2016 04:58 AM

That’s a real nice one Jim, a good looking cutter (3rd one in) should certainly move the excess wood. Well done.

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

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#8 posted 11-19-2016 07:04 AM

Great job mate.
I too, use those cutters.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 11-19-2016 03:19 PM

This is a real beauty, 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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#10 posted 11-19-2016 04:30 PM

Wow, Jim, That’s really nice!

Thanks, also for the info on cutting the slot.

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

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#11 posted 11-19-2016 04:50 PM

Nice.Really like the cedar.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#12 posted 11-19-2016 05:30 PM

This one ought to sell quickly at your show.

-- 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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#13 posted 11-19-2016 05:47 PM

Very nice!

I will not dare tolet my wife see this, or I will have to try one—probably take me1/2 dozen to get a keeper though.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#14 posted 11-19-2016 10:55 PM

Nice effect with the cutout Jim.

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

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#15 posted 11-19-2016 11:30 PM

Very Nice Jim…..Those cutters look very interesting. More Toys for me to have a look at…...this wood working Bug gets more interesting each day.

Lovely choice of wood. Just as nice as the Cherry on your last Yarn Project.



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

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