Another Pecan Vase

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-16-2010 02:17 AM 2040 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seems like I have an abundance of pecan wood to turn and it is not very big in diameter so I made another vase for the upcoming craft show. The dark lines in this wood really get accentuated around curved surfaces. I made this by turning a branch between centers and then turning a spiggot on both ends and parting it with a thin parting tool. I bored the center first and turned the outside to it. Then I chucked up the short piece and turned a lid to fit. It is finished with EEE polish and Shellawax.

This was gift to Tim and Jan Olexa.

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

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 02:32 AM

Great look piece, the Pecan grain is stunning…thanks for posting…BC

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#2 posted 02-16-2010 02:34 AM

Jim, very nice piece. Using a thin parting tool to keep the grain matched up on a piece like this is a great approach, the same one used for close fitted boxes. I would not have expected the colors you got from the pecan. I have a few pieces out in the pile, but haven’t turned any of it. Maybe its time to try one!

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 02:37 AM

Those dark lines really add detail to this peice. Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 02-16-2010 02:41 AM

That is beautiful. Nice job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 02-16-2010 02:59 AM

Wow, it makes it look like it’s split in half – I wondered – how the heck did he turn it unevenly?!


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#6 posted 02-16-2010 03:40 AM

Nice job

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

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#7 posted 02-16-2010 03:43 AM

Very cool piece. The dark line really add alot to the piece.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#8 posted 02-16-2010 04:47 AM

Beautiful vase. Love the color.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 02-16-2010 05:44 AM

WOW!!! what great grain and lines. Nicely done.

-- Ralph New Hampshire,

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#10 posted 02-16-2010 06:19 AM

You are absolutely right AUTUMN, pecan is incredibly dense. I have a round stump that a friend gave to me it is 18” in diameter and about 16” long, the first time I took a very sharp axe to it to try and split some to work with and it bounced right off I said NOT. I use it to prop my vehicle up on when I work on it.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#11 posted 02-16-2010 07:42 AM

The grain is magnificent, well done!

-- When you know better you do better.

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#12 posted 02-16-2010 07:53 AM

Fantastic turning Jim. I saw this one in person and I have to say, The picture sucks! This is one of the most stunning pieces of wood I have seen. The pic does not do it justice. The small knot in the front is a nice added bonus. Great turning and great piece of wood. Love that EEE finish.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#13 posted 02-16-2010 02:41 PM

This is a great looking piece. I like this form a lot more than your last vase, this one just seems to flow a little more even…at least to my eye. The finish is nice, and the technique is well thought out and executed….. Well done .

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 02-16-2010 03:20 PM

Excellent Workmanship!! I to, thought it was in two pieces. Great job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 02-16-2010 03:38 PM

Everyone said what I was going to say Nice work Jim

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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