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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-31-2018 01:31 AM 577 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is for my neighbor across the street . I found him cutting down an old apple tree and asked if I could have a log to show him what the wood looked like inside that tree. This bowl was turned and finished when it was still green and it warped to an oval shape. It is 6 5/8” x 6 3/16” x 3 1/4” high and finished with satin lacquer.

I dropped it off tonight and brought home another log from his firewood pile!

Cheers, Jim

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





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 10-31-2018 02:50 AM

Nice one Jim. It’s almost amazing you didn’t get any cracks in the process. The best way to get another log. LOL.

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

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John

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#2 posted 10-31-2018 02:57 AM

My guess was Apple as soon as I saw it, love the colour of that wood! Nice work Jim.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Cliff

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#3 posted 10-31-2018 04:30 AM

Jim, That is a beautiful Bowl. Nice shape and finish.
Nice swirl in the grain too.
Nothing like getting a supply of wood from a neighbour. I bet he was pleased and amazed at the pretty wood after you turned it. He might want to take up woodworking Ha Ha Ha…...

Great Project!!!!

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#4 posted 10-31-2018 08:35 AM

Sometimes good neighbour is better than some relatives…good work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-31-2018 10:41 AM

looks great as usual,Jim

-- bambi

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#6 posted 10-31-2018 11:06 AM

Well done, once more, keep on the good work.

-- andrek

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 10-31-2018 11:36 AM

nice bowl, beautiful color

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 10-31-2018 02:41 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Everett was not home, but his wife and daughter loved it!

Hi Cliff. I don’t think Everett will take up woodworking at this point. He is about 85 and I was surprised to see him using the chain saw on that apple tree!

cheers, Jim

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

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peteg

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#9 posted 10-31-2018 07:55 PM

nice job Jim, that inside shot shows a great looking piece of timber :)
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 10-31-2018 09:58 PM

Thanks. Pete! I can’t wait to get into that second apple log now!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Cliff

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#11 posted 11-01-2018 12:20 AM

Wow!!! That is a pretty good effort to be using a Chain Saw at 85.
He will be able to keep his apples in a genuine apple wood bowl.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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lew

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#12 posted 11-01-2018 01:24 PM

Love the grain pattern in that beautiful bowl, Jim!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 11-01-2018 06:20 PM

Thanks Cliff and Lew. Yes, Everett is quite a guy.. hard to slow him down!

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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#14 posted 11-01-2018 09:13 PM

I like marrow bottom design here

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 11-01-2018 10:15 PM

Thanks, Ivan. That is what the piece told me it wanted to be so I turned it that way!!

Cheers, my friend…............Jim

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

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