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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-12-2017 02:37 PM 944 views 3 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This yarn bowl was made from spalted female box elder wood.
I left the bottom 1” thick so it has some mass to stay in place when the yarn is pulled from it.

It is 6” diameter and 5” high and finished with gloss polyurethane.

Cheers, Jim

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





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majuvla

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#1 posted 12-12-2017 02:42 PM

This finish makes it look like made of porcelan.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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lew

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#2 posted 12-12-2017 02:46 PM

That’s a beauty, Jim!

Leaving the bottom thick for stability is a great idea.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-12-2017 02:47 PM

Very nice work! I love the finish too

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?

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#4 posted 12-12-2017 03:00 PM

This is a beautiful yarn bowl, Jim.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 12-12-2017 03:07 PM

Great idea about leaving the base thick, how appropriate female wood for a female knitter. Nice job.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 12-12-2017 03:35 PM

The yarn bowl is a beauty Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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splinterbubba

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#7 posted 12-12-2017 05:15 PM

The spalting really makes this baby jump out there…. Great looking finish too…
Like the idea of heavier bottom.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 12-12-2017 05:51 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments1

Cheers, Jim

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 12-12-2017 08:33 PM

Good looking bowl Jim! The finish is so fine no yarn should snag on it.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 12-12-2017 09:41 PM

I’m with Ivan, looks like pottery!

So you are even picky about the gender of the trees you use? 8^)

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 12-12-2017 10:26 PM

Thanks, Tony and Bruce.

Hi Bruce. If a box elder tree has no red in it ( a male tree), I use it for fire wood. I guess I like the ladies! This piece was one I have been tripping over for 2 years and finally processed it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 12-12-2017 10:43 PM

I agree it looks like pottery, beautiful mate.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 12-12-2017 10:47 PM

Thanks, David. It will not break if it falls on the floor, though.

Cheers, Jim

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

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BobWemm

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#14 posted 12-12-2017 11:38 PM

I made one of these but it didn’t look anywhere near as good as yours Jim.
Great job.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 12-13-2017 02:44 AM

Nice one Jim. The added weight will be a good feature.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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