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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-03-2010 03:00 AM 1211 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My barber had a few walnut logs for me when I visited him last week so I turned these three bowls out of the first one. He called and had two more cherry ones the next day that I did not get to yet. The wood is green and turned pretty easily. The first one got pretty close to centering of the grain pattern after recentering it three times and I turned away most of the dark walnut to make this final pattern. The other two are off a bit more but they were smaller and could not stand much more recentering or they would have been tea cups!!
The second bowl shows what they look like with just Shellawax.
The third bowl is going to be my grapefruit bowl.

I finished them with Shellawax and then with clear lacquer because the Shellawax does not come out with that mirror shine on walnut.
It is 12-26-10, 7 months later, and the walnut bowl had warped into a perfect oval- better that if I planned it.
I added the two last pictures of the oval bowl.

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





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wchips

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 03:09 AM

Nice job on the bowls

-- wchips

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#2 posted 05-03-2010 07:04 AM

They are all beautiful, nice job.

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 09:09 AM

Very nice….

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#4 posted 05-03-2010 12:33 PM

Very beautiful, amazing how you manage to get the life out to us.
I especially like the first one because of the contrast are so strong, it’s almost like cheramics, just more alive.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 05-03-2010 01:11 PM

Well done, very nice work…of course I am partial to Walnut…...

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 05-03-2010 01:37 PM

Great looking bowls. Thanks for the info re Shellawax and lacquer. I am partial, though, to just Shellawax as I feel it gives a “warmer” finish. Since you have heart and sap wood together, and even the log’s center, have you noticed much warping or even cracking?

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#7 posted 05-03-2010 08:46 PM

Very nice turnings Jim, It’s fun turning green once in awhile.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 05-04-2010 02:44 AM

Hi Lampsilis.
When I bought a big jar of liquid Shellawax I got a DVD with it and it showed using lacquer over it. I would never have thought you could do it but it adhers very well. I like turning walnut but it never seems to hold the sheen like other woods do with Shellawax so I always lacquer it now. I have been using the Rustolem lacquer from Ace or Menards but a guy in our wood guild brought in some real nice pieces and he said he used Deft clear lacquer. I bought some and I can really see the difference. It levels out much nicer. I use 3 coats-2 wet ones and then a hard 400 wet sanding to flatten out any ornange peel . Then a fine 3 rd coat and it comes out nice.

I did not have any warping or cracking with the walnut. I have a piece of cherry that I saw cut last night and it is full of fine cracks already today. I better get it turned tomorrow or it will be firewood.

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

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#9 posted 05-07-2010 03:56 PM

Very nice work. You should bring them to the guild meeting next week

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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dakremer

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#10 posted 05-08-2010 06:59 AM

cool bowls Jim, my neighbor just introduced me to his lathe….haven’t yet made anything on it yet – but i can’t wait – it looks so much fun!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 12-27-2010 10:10 PM

I have added pictures 7 months later showing how the bowl warped uniformly. It really looks nice in the oval shape.

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

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#12 posted 05-22-2013 11:29 AM

I really like the bowls thanks for the post..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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