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Bowl #28 Ornamental Pear

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1315 days ago 1092 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl made from my sister’s ornamental pear tree that was cut down when it was only supposed to be trimmed. My knot head nephew told the tree trimmers to take it down and the listened to him. So now we have lots of wood that turns very nicely. It had a knot in it with a lot of dead wood so while I had it in the basement carving out the knot, it dried and moved so much that it made it hard to finish sand. That hole going around did not help matters much either. It will be a little consolation to have a couple pieces turned from her lost tree.

Finish is Deft semi gloss lacquer.

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





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GMman

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#1 posted 1315 days ago

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Jaybird719

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#2 posted 1315 days ago

Nice Work, Jim. Love the shape. This will certainly help your sister put the unfortunate event behind her. Thanks for sharing.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#3 posted 1315 days ago

I guess this will be a reminder to the nephew not to be a knothead….

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 1315 days ago

Very pretty wood, and a well-turned bowl. Too bad about the tree.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 1315 days ago

Great looking bowl! I’ve got several pear slabs that I’m going to make into benches this winter. I love the rich golden color when you wet sand it to a high gloss finish. I may even carve a gunstock out of it to see what it looks like. Too bad about losing the tree, but pears grow quickly and it can be replaced. I’m sure your sister will love the bowl.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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TurnTurnTurn

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#6 posted 1315 days ago

Great bowl. Pear is beautiful wood.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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Bob #2

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#7 posted 1315 days ago

Nice save Jim . It’s very attractive with the natural divot.
p.s. hang on to your lacquer. The Feds have screwed up access to this too.
“protecting us” from ourselves again.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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mafe

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#8 posted 1314 days ago

Wauuuu Jim, that is one beautiful bowl, you never stop to amaze me.
I love that you show the reality of wood.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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jack1

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#9 posted 1314 days ago

very nice.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 1314 days ago

Hi Bob #2. will lacquer no longer be available?
I know when they make a product “green” it no longer works very well. I would hate to see “green” lacquer!!

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

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scrappy

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#11 posted 1314 days ago

Fantastic bowl Jim. Love the live hole in the side. Great shape and finish. Good going on saving the wood. Sounds like it is a joy to turn.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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sedcokid

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#12 posted 1314 days ago

Great Bowl there Jim, I really like the hole inthe side. Really adds to the character to the piece!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Roger

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#13 posted 1314 days ago

you’re a fine turner of woods. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Gpops

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#14 posted 1312 days ago

Great job on both of your bowls. Sorry about the cracking. So was the wood green or air dried? Someone told me to put recently carved green bowls in a paper bag to slow down the moisture balancing in the wood and partially eliminate or at least reduce the chances of cracking and checking. Just wondering if it might of helped. Thanks for the posts. Don AKA GPops

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Bob #2

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#15 posted 1312 days ago

Hi Jim. Re: “Hi Bob #2. will lacquer no longer be available?
I know when they make a product “green” it no longer works very well. I would hate to see “green” lacquer!!”
The Feds put a ruling through in September restricting the use of lacquer to only licensed operators.
They did not grandfather folks like me in that have been using the product for 35 years but not “professionally”
Nor did they describe what if any criteria is available to take their test.
I worry when bureaucrats believe that they know what best for the public.
The federal Govt now hires and pays 290,000 employees here in Canada.
They take off 3,741,000 “non vacation days” per year

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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