Spalted Beech Hollow Vessel

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-27-2012 05:02 AM 1936 views 2 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hollow vessel that was another of the 4 pieces I filled with Minwax pre stain conditioner. It helped a little bit with the end grain, but it is still punky in a few spots. It is made from spalted beech and finished with EEE and Shellawax.

I added some pics of the boring of it with the Jamieson boring bar with the laser. You just set the laser dot as far away from the cutter tip that you want for wall thickness and bore until the light drops off the piece- then you have the correct wall thickness. Lyle Jamieson is the guy that got me hooked on turning. When I took that one and only seminar, he let us copy his boring bar and sharpening set up so we made drawings right there at the seminar and went home and built them. I don’t use it much, but when I’m cutting inside a piece, I can’t do without it.

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

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Monty Queen

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#1 posted 06-27-2012 05:08 AM

Wow Jim awesome job on the vase it looks great. It sort of look like a world globe. Fantastic work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 06-27-2012 05:20 AM

WOW, that’s a gallery piece if ever I saw one. Beautiful turning and beautiful wood, but a laser, that’s cheating!!!!!!!!!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#3 posted 06-27-2012 05:22 AM

Jim that is a beautiful piece. An absolute credit to you.
Same as what Monty said – it reminds me of an ornate globe. Well done.

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

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#4 posted 06-27-2012 05:58 AM

Beautiful result Jim.

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

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#5 posted 06-27-2012 06:06 AM


-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#6 posted 06-27-2012 06:54 AM

Great looken vessel mate. I like the laser thingi. Where do you buy this laser?

-- Dave -

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#7 posted 06-27-2012 07:33 AM

Nice job on that Jim. Kudos on building your laser holder thingy. What kind of lathe do you use?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 06-27-2012 07:58 AM

Wowie Jim, looks like a scoop of caramel ice cream with the cream running down the sides with a hole in the middle to tip in some Choc’ yummy.
Hey what’s with this laser stuff ??? you ‘re gettin a bit tricky for us pore mortals ::: )))
Nice job mate

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

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#9 posted 06-27-2012 08:48 AM

A work of art!!! Well done and some great wood.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 06-27-2012 09:56 AM

Very nice!

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#11 posted 06-27-2012 10:06 AM

Stunning work. Great turn and beautiful wood.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 06-27-2012 11:32 AM

Hi Jim very well done good shape and finish very good use of a piece of wood by all accounts did not play ball well done
Regards Roger

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#13 posted 06-27-2012 11:37 AM

Amazing work.

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#14 posted 06-27-2012 11:58 AM

Wow…you took a beautiful piece of wood and made it even better. The shape of this really works well with the spalted grain of the wood. Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#15 posted 06-27-2012 12:09 PM

Jim, This piece is Outstanding with beautiful color. The shape is very pleasing too, right along with the finish everything makes this piece beautiful!!

I have considered buying one of Lyle Jamieson boring systems, a friend of mine has one and loves it. But you built yours! How fun is this!!!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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