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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1586 days ago 1061 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 1586 days ago

LOVE the grain- it speaks volumes.
Great shape as well – I am sure your Mom will LOVE this!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 1586 days ago

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.

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

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richgreer

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#3 posted 1586 days ago

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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Cher

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#4 posted 1586 days ago

Made for Mom. Beautiful grain and shape. Well done Jim.

-- When you know better you do better.

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stefang

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#5 posted 1586 days ago

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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scrappy

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#6 posted 1586 days ago

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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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 1586 days ago

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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Bearpie

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#8 posted 1585 days ago

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

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 1585 days ago

Gorgeous piece, love the shape and grain.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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jayjay

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#10 posted 1585 days ago

Great job, the finish on that came out superb.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 1585 days ago

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.

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

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 1576 days ago

Excellent piece Jim.

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

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