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Maple bowl #46

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-11-2012 12:45 AM 1018 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is probably the largest bowl I have turned so far. It is 10” x 4.5” high with a 3/16” wall and made of maple from the 2011 wind storm that took down hundreds of trees around here. I picked up this log from the tree trimmers and had this bowl roughed out to 1” thick for about 6 months. I finished it with 5 coats of clear matte spray and Carnuba wax.

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





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rance

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#1 posted 08-11-2012 01:01 AM

Jim, that is very nice work. It has a certain elegence to it.

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Roger

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 01:06 AM

Jim, that is super awesome. Some good Charlie Chips would look yum yum good in there. This bowl would probably hold the whole can. Super nice. Your turnings are incredible!

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

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#3 posted 08-11-2012 03:09 AM

Good looking bowl Jim ! What a great use of wood blown down in a storm !

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 08-11-2012 03:47 AM

Very COOL bowls!!

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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#5 posted 08-11-2012 04:49 AM

nice job jim

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#6 posted 08-11-2012 04:54 AM

Nice bowl Jim! It looks bigger than 10” in diameter. Of course there isn’t anything to reference it to in the pics. Either way, very nice.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 08-11-2012 08:46 AM

Nice bowl Jim, your getting the walls nice and slim. Great finish.

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

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 08-11-2012 10:02 AM

super big bowl..perfect size for popcorn!!!

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harry1

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#9 posted 08-11-2012 01:04 PM

That sure is one very nice looking bowl Jim. I wonder if non turners looking at it realise just how big a pile of turnings were produced!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#10 posted 08-11-2012 02:37 PM

Beautiful form,Jim….....!!!

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Tom Godfrey

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#11 posted 08-11-2012 03:12 PM

super nice. You do some fine work.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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RoodyJ

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#12 posted 08-11-2012 05:01 PM

Very nice! Looks like the 6 month drying kept it from checking or warping. Gonna have to increase my patience…

-- Jim, Maryland

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 08-11-2012 09:29 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. bowls are fun.

G’day, Harry!. I scooped up a lot of shavings from that one. Luckily it was spread out over two set ups!
I burned 110 gal of chips last week after we got our first rain in a couple months. I waited until the yard was really wet and then dumped them in the burn ring and they burned down to nothing.

That bowl will hold a lot of popcorn!!!!!..............Jim

-- 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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#14 posted 08-11-2012 10:20 PM

Nice job Jim, I like the concave work around the neck & the complimentary treatment to the inner rim, great looking piece of timber.
Well done Mate
Pete

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

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Jim Jakosh

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

G’day, Pete. I’m glad you like it. I wanted to make it a bit different than just a straight sided bowl so I added the concave outside and just followed the thickness around it on the inside. I’m always “outside the box” so that is why I did it!! Cheers, jim

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

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