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Bowls from the Neighbor's Maple Tree

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-27-2018 09:05 PM 734 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor was trimming some big limbs off his soft maple tree and I asked him for a log to turn something for him out of it. I split the piece in half and made these two bowls for him. It was cut on 9-14-18 and I roughed them out right away and but did not wait 6 months to finish them so they were moving before and after I finished them…and now they are both oval.
I finished them with Danish Oil and them buffed and waxed them for a natural finish.

The last shot is how they were oriented in the log.

Cheers, Jim

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





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 10-27-2018 09:12 PM

pretty nice Jim but won’t they go goofy on ya being so wet ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 10-27-2018 09:16 PM

They look fine to me- very nice work.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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MJR

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#3 posted 10-27-2018 09:30 PM

Beautiful

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lew

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#4 posted 10-27-2018 09:55 PM

Nice bowls! I like the shape and side thickness.

I’ve always made it a point to create something from every tree we’ve had to have removed. On several occasions, the items were given to the folks from whom I purchased our house and who planted the trees.

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

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#5 posted 10-27-2018 10:15 PM

Nice bowls Jim, a great way to collect wood and a keep sake for the tree owner. Well done, I like the finish.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 10-27-2018 10:40 PM

nice work

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

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#7 posted 10-27-2018 10:47 PM

More beautiful bowls, Jim. And very nice gift for your neighbor, I’m sure he appreciates the sentimentality of that being from his tree. So interesting how much they moved.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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leafherder

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#8 posted 10-27-2018 10:52 PM

Great job, I have always thought that soft maple was underappreciated – it can be a really beautiful wood.

Like Lew I too have always tried to make something from every tree that I had cut down – some chunks of wood are still waiting for inspiration to strike. :-)

It is nice to share your skills with your friends, especially if the tree meant something to them.

Thanks for sharing,

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 10-28-2018 01:09 AM

Nice work. I like that last pic- two eyes and a smile. Must be Maple Man!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 10-28-2018 01:29 AM

Nice one Jim. A great save from throwing wood away or burning a good piece.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 10-28-2018 07:16 AM

I have four things to say about that:
I have no words,

-- Mark

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#12 posted 10-28-2018 07:32 AM

Very good looking pieces Jim, I wonder how much more they will move??

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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#13 posted 10-28-2018 10:08 AM

Beautiful…you are so lucky with so many sources of woods.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 10-28-2018 01:44 PM

Great Jim! Now you have mastered turning ovals on a lathe 8^)

I really like how you see potential in what usually are off casts and firewood. You seem like a really cool neighbor to have around!

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#15 posted 10-28-2018 02:00 PM

Nice bowls Jim. Using neighboring resources is a great way to have fun.

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

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