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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-31-2018 09:43 PM 1244 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were asked to submit an off center project for the February guild meeting back in Michigan. So I made this 4 center bowl and will send it to a buddy to take to the meeting. It is made from 3 pieces of myrtle wood with turquoise inlay. The top grooves were cut on the lathe during boring and the side and bottom grooves were free handed with a Dremel. It is finished with danish Oil and I’m debatng on giving it a coat of lacquer. It is 7” x 1 7/8” high.

Below are some process shots. It almost jumped the lathe off the floor the first time I turned it on mounted in one of the off center holes without the counterweight.

Cheers, Jim

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





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lew

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#1 posted 01-31-2018 09:55 PM

Counter weight, I get it! Wonder what that extra piece was!

Great looking bowl and process!

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

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#2 posted 01-31-2018 09:57 PM

Very tricky! but beautiful. Must have been hard to balance.

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#3 posted 01-31-2018 11:37 PM

Very Nice Bowl Jim. Interesting Process also. Good Work!

Rick

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#4 posted 01-31-2018 11:37 PM

Jim you should have personally delivered it for the meeting the weather is so much nicer than Arizona. (LOL) Great job on the bowl!

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#5 posted 01-31-2018 11:40 PM

interesting, Would like to try one on my scrap iron lathe. and see if it is heavy enough

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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SteveMI

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#6 posted 02-01-2018 01:08 AM

WOW! You are a brave soul.
Steve.

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#7 posted 02-01-2018 02:33 AM

With what did you affix the counterweight, dear Jim? With what?

-- Mark

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#8 posted 02-01-2018 04:47 AM

super

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#9 posted 02-01-2018 05:42 AM

Wow ! It’s definately something different. So, I soppose, the scrap wood is here for the balance.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 02-01-2018 05:44 AM

Nice job Jim !!!

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#11 posted 02-01-2018 05:44 AM

Tricky job there Jim. Should be a hit at the guild.

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

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#12 posted 02-01-2018 07:06 AM



With what did you affix the counterweight, dear Jim? With what?

- Mark Wilson


Enquiring minds and all that! Very different bowl, Jim. You just keep pushing that envelope! Well done.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 02-01-2018 04:43 PM

Jim, this is such a creative piece and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 02-01-2018 05:44 PM

Looks kinda “Mickey Mouse” to me… LOL

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#15 posted 02-02-2018 05:36 AM

Incredible turning 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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