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Maple Salad Bowls (#25 & #26)

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-27-2010 10:15 PM 1439 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two bowls I made from the filleted log in the last picture. The first bowl was ordered by my best customer in Colorado and the second one is for my neighbor,Gwyn, whose log I cut the blanks out of.
They are Ambrosia Maple. The first one is 11 7/8” Dia and the second one is 12 1/8” dia.
It was easier to work on the smaller one because I could slide the banjo on the lathe under it to turn close to the chuck. They have a little mineral streaking that keeps them from being too plain.

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





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Raftermonkey

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 10:30 PM

Those look great Jim. The streaks look like those left by the Ambrosia beetle, giving the wood the name Ambrosia Maple.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 10:40 PM

Thanks Zeke. Now I know what to call it!

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

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jeepturner

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 12:48 AM

Nice set of bowls, Jim. Looks like you have enough wood to turn a plate for them.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 10-28-2010 02:16 AM

Jim,
My what beautiful bowls! The Ambrosia figuring is outstanding, just enough to add character to the piece.

Thanks for sharing!!
‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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mafe

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#5 posted 10-28-2010 08:56 AM

Jim; they are so amazingly beautiful, I really love them!
The wood are so beautiful with the ‘strpies’ in, and the shapes are simple and strong.
Wauuu,
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

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

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TheGravedigger

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#6 posted 10-28-2010 11:28 PM

Simple and elegant. Woodturning doesn’t have to be fancy to be beautiful.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 10-29-2010 12:28 AM

Very nice bowls Jim.

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scrappy

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#8 posted 10-29-2010 06:46 AM

Great bowls Jim. Like the designs and you found some very interesting wood there.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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