|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 07-13-2012 01:00 AM||1279 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
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!!