Mulberry Bowl #31

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-05-2011 10:14 PM 1340 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to making a bowl from the piece of Mulberry I was given by the sawmill operator at Jerome,Az. This was from a tree that was over 35” across. I could only carry this small piece back to the car. It was thin so I glued on a scrap block for the spigot. I was going to make a natural edge bowl but there were so many cracks in the sap wood and the thick bark kept flying off like shrapnel that I opted to turn most of the sap wood off. There is one hairline crack in the remaining sapwood and it is filled with epoxy.
This bowl will be in the raffle at the St Mary Magdalen summer festival in July along with the 2 two others that I did not have clear pictures of. All are finished with EEE and Shelawax.

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

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 10:44 PM

Jim, What a great piece of Mulberry, the bowl is beautiful. That was sure some tree to be 35” in dia.

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 12:02 AM

A nice clean turn Jim, lovely soft honey colour to it to compliment the finish.
Bet the winner willbe happy :))

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

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 01:25 AM

Nice bowl Jim, like the color of the wood and the finish. Make a great prize to win.

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

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#4 posted 06-06-2011 02:25 AM

Interesting. I have one in my back yard that’s at least that diamater! It’s a great shade tree so it’s safe for now… ;0)

Nice work as usual.

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

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 03:36 AM

Nice turning work.

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

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#6 posted 06-06-2011 04:32 AM

I really like Mulberry and you’ve created a great bowl from this piece. The thin line of sapwood gives it a very nice look as well.
Cheers, Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#7 posted 06-06-2011 04:56 AM

That is very nice. I have a small Mulberry tree at the end of my property. It’s about 8” at the trunk. I can see that it made for a very nice bowl..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 06-06-2011 06:02 AM

Very Nice. Wish I could do it as well.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#9 posted 06-06-2011 10:31 AM

Lovely wood and turnig….....

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 06-06-2011 12:57 PM

A grand bit of turning Jim. As per usual.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#11 posted 06-07-2011 12:46 AM

Beautiful Jim.
It seems the new workstation works.
Best thoughts,

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

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#12 posted 06-08-2011 04:23 AM

Hi guys, thanks for all the nice comments. You should have see the big log they had on the large sawmill. I could not have gotten half of it in my lathe. Anyway they were nice enough to give me a piece to turn and I think I like it.
Hi Mads, I just can’t work enough on that new lathe setup. The biggest improvement was the light. I can position it quickly just where I need it on either side of a bowl like this one and keep right on turning. I used to have to move a floor light all over the place and trip over the cord half the time. The lathe weighs about 300 lbs now so I rarely crank down the solid feet.

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

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#13 posted 06-08-2011 08:40 AM

Wonderful Jim, if I get a bigger workshop one day, this will be on my to do list.

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

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#14 posted 06-21-2011 08:22 AM

Hi Jim, you always manage to make something out of … not much. Lovely turnings as usual Jim. I agree with Mads, that work station must be so wonderful to be working at and yes light makes a big difference. My work station with lighting is on my to do list.

Thanks for sharing the fun that you’re having Jim.

-- When you know better you do better.

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