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This is bowl#17 made for my mom from her apricot tree. It is 5 3/4” x 3 3/8” high.It is finished with EEE ploish and Shellawax.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#1 posted 03-20-2010 06:15 PM
LOVE the grain- it speaks volumes.Great shape as well – I am sure your Mom will LOVE this!
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#2 posted 03-20-2010 06:29 PM
I hope so because this was trial piece from that tree because she wants me to make her a lamp so I cut off a limb and took this from one of the crotch pieces to see what it would look like.
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#3 posted 03-20-2010 07:31 PM
Very nice. Well done.
It seems like many of the various fruit trees have very nice grain. I’ve been very happy with some turning I have done with pear wood.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.
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#4 posted 03-20-2010 07:45 PM
Made for Mom. Beautiful grain and shape. Well done Jim.
-- When you know better you do better.
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#5 posted 03-20-2010 11:14 PM
Love the bowl shape and the grain. Funny enough I have a little bowl I turned that has a somewhat similar grain pattern, but it’s cherry.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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#6 posted 03-20-2010 11:49 PM
Fantastic bowl. Love the shape and grain. Beautifull wood and turning. Glad to see you back in the shop.
Keep it up.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
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#7 posted 03-21-2010 12:11 AM
that grain is standing out saying it needs to be touched… looks great…
-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)
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#8 posted 03-21-2010 07:35 AM
Beautiful wood! Have not seen apricot wood before so now if I get a chance to get some, it’ll be grabbed! Thanks for posting this.
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
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#9 posted 03-21-2010 11:41 AM
Gorgeous piece, love the shape and grain.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#10 posted 03-21-2010 03:46 PM
Great job, the finish on that came out superb.
-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM
#11 posted 03-21-2010 10:20 PM
Hi Stefang, the grain does look a bit like cherry but I know cherry darkens with age. I don’t know about apricot. I want to try all kinds of fruit wood. I was supposed to get some orange wood from Florida but it rained real bad the day my friend was going to cut me some so I’ll have to wait another year. I turn a lot of pecan wood from Az and would also like to get some pistaccio wood in Az next year.
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#12 posted 03-30-2010 03:54 AM
Excellent piece Jim.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
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