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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 740 days ago 1171 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These a couple of bowls that I was goofing around with different shapes. They are from some maple branches I picked up in the 2011 wind storm that killed a guy when the tree crushed his garage with him in it. The first one is a 4 1/4” x 1 1/2” recurve edge bowl. A little of the bark remained on the edges and it was not quite centered.

The second bowl started out as a natural edge bowl but the bark left in a hurry. It is maple and 5 1//2” x 2 1/2”. I finished turning the shape and the ends ,where the bark was, were real thin and started breaking out, so I did a little carving on them to make the broken out areas symmetrical and flared out a bit. After it was turned and bottom cleaned up, I discovered all these light lines and probed them to find that they were soft dust trails of the bugs that were eating this tree. I could not fill and re-turn the bowl so I cleaned out all the grooves before final finishing. The last shot of the bottom groove shows it goes clear through the bowl in 2 places.

They are both finished with clear matte spray!...........

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





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 740 days ago

Nice piece of turning Jim, like the shapes, especially where you carved. Great finish on both.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 740 days ago

You’re doing a really nice job on these. I like it when people don’t stick to traditional design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 740 days ago

Cool design very nice goofing around.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 740 days ago

Monte, my wife always says I’m abby normal!

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

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jack1

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#5 posted 740 days ago

Neat shapes. Nice finish too.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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harry1

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#6 posted 740 days ago

That Jim is the standard of turning that I hope to one day achieve. Beautiful results.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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WoodenFrog

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#7 posted 740 days ago

Really nice Work! cool!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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kiefer

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#8 posted 740 days ago

As always another nice result .
I would get a worm and epoxy him in the hole .

-- Kiefer 松

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 740 days ago

Good looking bowls Jim!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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rance

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#10 posted 740 days ago

You do very well with “Going with the flow”. It sometimes pushes into different areas. You did very well with both of these.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 740 days ago

COOL “goofing around”... LOL

Nice work!

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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peteg

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#12 posted 740 days ago

Wow, a sad story as to the tree itself Jim, you have made a great job on both these, don’t ya just love it when you cut into the little critters hiddy holes :)
Pete

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

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Darell

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#13 posted 740 days ago

Nice work Jim. very creative.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 740 days ago

Nice work and the shapes are cool.

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

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Roger

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#15 posted 740 days ago

Pretty awesome experiments Jim. Very nice

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

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