Little Eucalyptus Bowl #39

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-01-2012 07:58 PM 1233 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had one last piece of eucalyptus firewood that wanted to be made into something before it got burned up. It was a really weird shape and had to be band sawed a lot to get the heartwood centered.
It is 3 1/2” diameter and 1 1/2” high. It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

It has only one minor crack that seems to be stable. I’ll keep this one!

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

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Ben Simms

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 08:12 PM

WOW, I cant believe the knot didn’t mess you up! very nice.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 09:15 PM

NIIIIIIICE! Jim! Great save!
I like this one really well! Such a neat shape!

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

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 11:28 PM

Another nice save from the wood heap, you have been busy Jim. Like the finish you get on your bowls.

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

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 09:18 AM

careful Jim, you won’t have any firewood left at this rate, nice job

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

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 11:34 AM

you’ve got gr8 turning skills Jim. the walls o your bowls are so thin. very nicely done, as always

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

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 09:00 PM

Bowls and bowls and more ?
You do wonders with that so called fire wood Jim.


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 03-04-2012 12:39 PM

Always amazed by the life you bring out of that wood.
A warm sunny thought,

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

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 02:18 AM

Thank you all for all the nice comments. Time is winding down here and I have just a few more pieces of firewood left to make into wooden items. I have found a young boy in the park model behind us that is interested in wood turning. I used some of the firewood to make him a big mushroom that I had him turn a bit and do the sanding. Now when I’m out there sanding, he asks me what grit I’m sanding with and then feeds me the next higher grit up to 400. He learned that fast. I hope his mom is not mad at me, though.
He was turning with a black fleece jacket on and when he got done, it was quite speckled with wood chips!!

I made her a rolling pin to keep the peace!!

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

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