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Palo Verde Bowl #34 and Mushroom

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-22-2012 05:21 AM 5335 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had found Palo Verde wood to be very plain and it seemed to have no character to add to a finished piece.
While we were cutting up logs for turning blanks on the Grizzly band saw that LJ Dingle purchased for us guys to use here in High Chaparral park, Dennis ( from Washington) brought out these old Palo Verde logs that were laying in the yard here in Arizona for a few years. Many had cracks but we cut them up to see how they looked inside. We were amazed at the spalting that had occurred and we each took a few pieces to make into something. These two pieces were made from those logs. They both had cracks or bug holes that were filled with epoxy just before the finish cut. The bowl is just 4” dia. and 1 3/4” high the mushroom is 2 1/4” and 4” high. It yielded some pretty pieces.
They are finished with EEE and Shellawax.

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





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#1 posted 02-22-2012 05:34 AM

Again two very nice pieces out of something that looked as if it was no good. Shows what experience can do.

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 05:44 AM

cool turnings

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 06:30 AM

always nice to play with some new timber Jim,guess we will have to call you the tree surgoen after all these patch ups ::))))
nice work as usual Mate
pete

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

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#4 posted 02-22-2012 08:56 AM

It seems like you have a knack for finding spalted materials—the black rings are burnt in I assume

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 10:33 AM

Nice use of old wood Jim, you brought out the spalting nicely. The rings are effective.

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

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 12:01 PM

Very nice, I love the black accents.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 12:47 PM

these are very awesome

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 12:58 PM

Always beautiful work from your hands Jim.
Best of my thoughts to you,
Mads

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

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#9 posted 02-22-2012 01:38 PM

Jim, This is a new wood type for me. these are beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 02-22-2012 01:42 PM

Jim, those are 2 cool pieces! I like them.
I have never heard of that wood It’s pretty.
Great work! Keep it up!

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#11 posted 02-22-2012 02:21 PM

Hey Jim,
Those are really nice. That wood is new to me.
Love the darkened rings.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 02-22-2012 02:53 PM

Nice one Jim. We’ve got Palo Verde all over the place here in Green Valley but I haven’t seen it used for a wood project before.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#13 posted 02-22-2012 02:54 PM

Very attractive pieces! Nice find!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 02-22-2012 02:54 PM

VERY nice bowl Jim. My wife says she REALLY likes those burn rings. So do I.

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#15 posted 02-22-2012 03:56 PM

Guys, thanks for the nice comments. Out here in the desert, you see a lot of mesquite and palo verde trees all over the place. Palo verde is a green bark tree with long skinny ends on the branches. they are almost pure white when you cut a fresh one, but now I may go looking for some that have been laying in the desert for while. We also get chinaberry, juniper and eucalyptus around here from the fire wood piles. Heck, I’ll turn anything once!!! People are always bring me stuff to see what I can make of it.

Dave, the rings are burned in with a piece of 1/16 aircraft cable.

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

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