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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1543 days ago 900 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A guy named Bob dropped off two cherry logs with my barber and called to ask if I’d turn him a Cherry bowl from the tree they cut down by his house. Well here it is -9 1/4” x 3” high. It started out 4 1/4” high but then it chipped out about 1/2” deep between two cracks. When I tried to cut off the chipped section with a fine parting tool, it chipped out 1 1/4” deep, so I carefully turned it to clean up the edge and epoxied any existing cracks. Now I have to find Bob. I lost the little piece of paper with his name and phone number so I’ll have to wait until he comes in for another haircut!!

The guy’s name is Bob Bristol and he picked up his bowl and loved it.
He has no more cherry wood it was al taken.

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





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mafe

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#1 posted 1543 days ago

Wau wau wauuuu
It’s beautiful.

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

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 1543 days ago

Beautiful bowl, just gorgeous.

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

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michelletwo

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#3 posted 1543 days ago

great save..lovely shape..lovely bowl

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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dakremer

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#4 posted 1543 days ago

cool bowl Jim

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

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wchips

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#5 posted 1543 days ago

Nice bowl Jim

-- wchips

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Cher

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#6 posted 1543 days ago

Well done Jim. Lovely grain.

-- When you know better you do better.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1542 days ago

I like it cool bowl

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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scrappy

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#8 posted 1542 days ago

Great shape and great save. I think you “lost” his # just so you could keep this yourself. haha Just kidding.

Has this moved much, or is it just the pic? The rim looks wavy in the last pic. Gives it more character that way.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 1541 days ago

Hi Dan. You are right, It warped 1/4” out of round and is not level any more. But that is what you get when turning green wood. It is a live object and I expect it to move-otherwise it would be dead!!!

I have another log and a half of cherry and I’m going to try to turn the next one with the other side out to see if I get less cracking. This one has the bark side down. I’m just lucky I finished it. If it would have chipped out any more, it might be an ashtray!.......or a coaster !!!!!! ha ha.

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

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Rustic

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#10 posted 1539 days ago

that is one beautiful piece

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

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