Cherry Bowl...... #45

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-31-2012 05:54 PM 1626 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cherry bowl is barter! I’m having my fiend Mike get some heli arc welding done for me today in exchange for a bowl from the cheery tree they took down on their property a week ago. It was from a knarly piece that ripped loose when they cut the tree down. I got it off center because that is where the wood was the thickest to get a good size bowl out of it. the bowl is 6 1/2” dia. x 2 1/2” high with a 1/8” wall

It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

The maple and walnut bowl stand was from a failed project yesterday. I was almost done with the inside of the bowl when I cut through. I did not measure before that last fatal cut!! O well, I did not like the pattern the inlay gave me for the bowl!!

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

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#1 posted 07-31-2012 06:04 PM

:-) stuff happens!!!! that cherry will darken & look super soon. Glad you didn’t go thru the bottom of this one!!!

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#2 posted 07-31-2012 06:34 PM

Nice turning. Very delicate looking too.

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

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 06:41 PM

Looks great!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#4 posted 07-31-2012 06:48 PM

Nice job Jim. Looking forward to the day I can turn out some nice bowls and lathe work. Still trying on scrap pieces trying to master the art of wood turning. Getting better every day
Have a great day
Think wood turning is going to be my passion. I really enjoy working with the lathe.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#5 posted 07-31-2012 08:57 PM

Beautiful Cherry bowl. The other was gonna be beautiful too, I know it was. Hey, you’ve got a wooden Frisbe. :)

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

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#6 posted 07-31-2012 09:13 PM

Nice job by the Rescue Police Jim ::))
,,it happens sometimes, but us old hands alwayas seem to find a rescue plan

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

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#7 posted 07-31-2012 10:05 PM

Beautiful cherry bowl and the cutoff ring would make a good Frisbee. Next time just tell people how hard it is to cut a Frisbee at just the right place to part it off…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 07-31-2012 10:57 PM

Not so knarly now Jim. Great job.

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

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#9 posted 07-31-2012 11:18 PM

Hal, I tried to make ring from what was left. I put it in my Longworth chuck and when I just touched a tool to it, it blew up all over the place. I could not find any pieces of it- even the ones that hit me!! they must be small bits now!

That green cherry wood is a dream to turn. they have a lot more of it. When we did the trade tonight for the aluminum work, I offered to make than anything else they wanted turned just for the practice of working with it!!

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

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#10 posted 08-01-2012 01:12 AM

Nice looking Bowl Jim

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#11 posted 08-01-2012 03:48 AM

Nice bowl ! “Good” to know that I am not the only one who has cut thru while turning a bowl . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#12 posted 08-01-2012 04:08 AM

Cool looking bowl Jim!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#13 posted 08-01-2012 08:55 AM

Beautiful Cherry bowl Jim, how thin are the walls? As for the accident ,I’ve been gradually working towards micro-fine walls for the few years that I’ve been turning but still have a long way to go to achieve my ambition.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#14 posted 08-15-2012 11:14 PM

Now that is worth the trade…. I have and like to barter just makes sence.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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