Maple bowl #46

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 618 days ago 950 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!!

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#1 posted 618 days ago

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

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#2 posted 618 days ago

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.

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#3 posted 618 days ago

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

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#4 posted 618 days ago

Very COOL bowls!!

Thank you.

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#5 posted 618 days ago

nice job jim

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#6 posted 618 days ago

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.

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#7 posted 618 days ago

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

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#8 posted 618 days ago

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

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#9 posted 618 days ago

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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#10 posted 618 days ago

Beautiful form,Jim….....!!!

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#11 posted 618 days ago

super nice. You do some fine work.

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#12 posted 617 days ago

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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#13 posted 617 days ago

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!!

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#14 posted 617 days ago

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

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#15 posted 617 days ago

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!!

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