Palo Verde bowls 36,37,&38

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-01-2012 02:42 AM 1441 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These bowls were made from some old downed palo verde branches that were just starting to get spalted. The pieces were not too thick so I was able to get a couple shallow 4 1/4” diameter bowls made for gifts for the neighbors out here in the park. The first one had a fine black burn line on the edge from polishing. It looked kind of neat so I chose not to sand it out.

The third bowl was my fist attempt at a natural edge bowl. It also was not very thick and the bark came off a lot so I ground it all off. There are some cracks in it that I left- may fill at a later date. This one is 4 1/2” diameter and could have been cut deeper. I changed the plan for the base at the last minute and made it about 1 3/8” diameter and a little raised. This one was real fun sanding and polishing!!

They are all 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 03-01-2012 05:12 AM

Looks like you’ve been busy with those freshly sharpened tools

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

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 05:43 AM

Nice turnings.

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

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 11:56 AM

all very nicely turned. that’s really nice lookin wood

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

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#4 posted 03-01-2012 01:07 PM

Very nicely done Jim! They all look great.
I like the third the best. Keep up the Great work!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 03-01-2012 04:55 PM

Well done Jim that’s some nice looking wood.

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#6 posted 03-01-2012 11:25 PM

Nice turning Jim. that’s great looking wood. Good way to keep in sweet with the neighbours.

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

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 11:15 PM

Nice work Jim. Great thin lines.

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

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 02:24 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments. Now I look differently at downed palo verde trees. I never knew that looked so good when spalted. I’ll take few logs home to get spalted.

The neighbors loved them.

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

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