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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-27-2012 02:22 PM 1104 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now this is “outside the box”.
It is a backwards bowl, a negative bowl or an inside out bowl.

I don’t know if one has every been made- probably not- it has no purpose, but I had to try it. I can tell people at the shows that I carefully pulled it inside out when it was green!!!!! There is a person born every minute who would believe me!!!

It was fun. It is 7 1/2” diameter and 2” thick walnut with a 3/32 wall. My thinnest yet.
It is finished with EEE, Shellawax and then several coats of clear matte spray.

I added some shots of the way I laid it up to get full use of the 8/4 wood . I added a couple shots of it on the lathe showing the way I begin with a bedan to quickly remove the center and then a finished shot before I took it off.


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

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 03:32 PM

Well, Jim, That’s interesting. I never thought of that before. Sure will make an interesting conversation piece. Great work by the way. I may give that a try just for grins.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 05:03 PM

Hey, it’s art, that’s its purpose !

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

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 05:09 PM

This is reall cool Jim. you did a really nice job turning it as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 06:00 PM

Monte..That’s what I’ll call it, then- ART…...................Jim

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

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 07:38 PM

Hey, backwords, like me… That would be a nice wine glass.. :) Really tho, Jim, very nice as always. You are a turning magician.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 07:40 PM

Interesting bowl, interesting idea

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-27-2012 09:38 PM

I would call it a Tarzza Jim, nice job :: ))

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

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 08-27-2012 10:49 PM

That’s a great looking project Jim, different and a nice piece of art.

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

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#9 posted 08-28-2012 01:05 AM

Impressive, especially the 3/32’ wall.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 08-28-2012 01:15 AM

Who else but you would even think of turning an upside down bowl. I haven’t got to where I can do a decent standard bowl yet.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#11 posted 08-28-2012 01:33 AM

Great lines on this one Jim … I love it. Great turning.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#12 posted 08-28-2012 02:10 AM

Way cool

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#13 posted 08-28-2012 08:43 AM

Love the bowl, love the extra photos.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#14 posted 08-28-2012 06:32 PM

Like I said before, You never stop amazing me!
You have talent! Even backwards Talent!
Great Job! It is made of Walnut so I have to love it!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#15 posted 08-29-2012 08:14 PM

Backwards Jim…
Lovely shaves and always such a pleasure to see what you are up to my friend.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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