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Box Elder Bowl #40

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-20-2012 01:54 AM 1219 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 40th bowl and it is turned from box elder with some rich red grain in it. It finished out at 7 1/2” diameter and 3” high with about 3/32 wall.
It was finished with EEE and Shellawax

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





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peteg

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 02:12 AM

Wish we could get that stuff down our way Jim,
lovely job Mate
Pete

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

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 03:07 AM

Box Elder is fun to turn, yes sir it is fun! Mighty fine color there, and a fine job of turning!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 03:59 AM

That is just too pretty to actually use. I want one.. or two! Very nice work!

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#4 posted 05-20-2012 04:10 AM

gorgeous

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 07:24 AM

Jim you are doing those projests fast like on the assembly line!Nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 05-20-2012 01:54 PM

That’s beautiful! The last blank I turned from box elder had some very nice red streaks. Only they all ended up in the shavings I took off the bowl…

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

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TurnTurnTurn

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#7 posted 05-20-2012 01:56 PM

Beautiful work!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 05-20-2012 03:20 PM

Hal, I have a very red barrel of chips too!.................Jim

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

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#9 posted 05-20-2012 04:52 PM

WOW!

That is really a very thin wall… isn’t it?

Will it hold up over the years?

COOL bowl!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 05-20-2012 07:09 PM

Hi Joe. I think it should hold real well, but it may warp. It warped after the rough cut a month ago and it did again a little bit over night just before sanding. I could not get the sanding done after turning and had to wait till the next day.
I have other thin wall BE bowls and they are fine after 2 years…...............jim

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

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Roger

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#11 posted 05-21-2012 01:42 AM

That wood is amazing, and the bowls you turn are too

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

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#12 posted 05-21-2012 10:59 PM

Great job Jim. Beautiful bowl.

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

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#13 posted 05-22-2012 07:15 PM

Very nice. Great job!

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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mafe

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#14 posted 05-29-2012 11:47 AM

Beautiful work and bowl.
Looks so fragile and almost like made of porcelain.
Amazing what you can get out of the wood.
Best thoughts my friend, I can see I missed a lot lately,
Mads

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

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#15 posted 06-03-2012 08:42 PM

Great work Jim.

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

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