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Cherry Bowl #54

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 615 days ago 865 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These turnings were done as I was showing the East Kentwood High School wood shop class how to turn a bowl—to get them interested. I did get a few of them interested in bowls and one has his ready to go for tomorrow. Another guy is making a wood mallet and others are making rolling pins.

The cherry bowl was first hour, the short plywood vase was second hour and the taller vase was third hour. They really got interested when I got out the burning wire and wire burned the lines in them. I had a big cloud of smoke in the shop. One of the kids burned rings in his mallet today. Looks real good so far.

The cherry bowl is finished with EEE and Shellawax and the plywood pieces are lacquered.

That tall one was almost a bust. I used a single layer of 3/4” plywood for the six segments and I can see light in 3 places around the bottom. I almost turned the bottom off!!!!. I did not have any good tools to measure down that deep and went by feel.

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





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MShort

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#1 posted 615 days ago

The bowls look great. I like the shape on your cherry bowl. Well done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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jack1

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#2 posted 615 days ago

great form and color.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 615 days ago

All very nice… they should arouse some interest…

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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AJswoodshop

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#4 posted 615 days ago

Looks like it turned out really nice! You must like using your lathe!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 615 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments.
AJ, this is the first time I turned on someone else’s lathe. I took a box full of tools with me to the school including my live center and drive center. I use a Jet lathe but I’d prefer my Craftsman to that one.
I did everything but the sanding at school. I left the tenons on and cut them off after I finished all the sanding. I did have one of those little sugar maple bowls with me that I posted a few days ago. I used it for the demo on the use of a jam chuck and finishing the bottom after turning off the tenon. That was the one thing that baffled me after I made my first bowl. I had to call my mentor to get the low down on a jam chuck…...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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#6 posted 615 days ago

Great stuff Jim, & good upon you for sharing your vast knowlede with some of the youngins, they could do a lot worse with their spare time than turn a bowl or two.
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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woodworm

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#7 posted 615 days ago

Superb turning job. Looks like you segmented ‘em beautifully!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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bonobo

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#8 posted 615 days ago

Lovely proportions on the cherry bowl.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 614 days ago

Looks like a busy day Jim, like the effect of the burned rings on the plywood. Great to hear you’re sharing your knowledge and have a couple of possible turners on the way.

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

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Tom Godfrey

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#10 posted 614 days ago

Nice job on all those projects and nice to see you working with the young people. Sometimes I wonder who is going to take over after all the hard working people pass on. Guess people said the same thing when i was just a kid.

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

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Roger

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#11 posted 614 days ago

All super. Even the plywood… Wow. I’da never thunk it. :)

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 614 days ago

Tom, I just got back from the high school and the kid that was making a handle for his first mallet did a super job on the fit. He has a “sucking fit” into the head. It popped when you pulled it out. I won’t be there any more this week, but I told him to put a small flat on the tenon going into the head to let the air out when he has glue down in there- it is that good of a fit!...........Jim

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

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MarkTheFiddler

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#13 posted 614 days ago

Jim – Beautiful pieces. The bowl is perfection. The plywood turnings are amazing. Have you layered any of your own wood? I’m going to have to look through your old projects. It may take a week ;)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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harry1

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#14 posted 613 days ago

Truly magnifieient Jim and how wonderful that you’re passing on your skills to the young generation.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 603 days ago

Nice thin lines Jim.

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

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