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Apple Bowl #60

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-21-2013 09:34 PM 972 views 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just came home today and saw one of the neighbor’s guys cutting a limb off their apple tree. He told me he was going to dump the wood for fire wood and I convinced him to drop it in my barn. I told him I would show him what it looks like turned so I made him this bowl this afternoon. It started out 8” but there was spot that seemed to chip out even with the smallest cut. I touched it and 1 1/2” fell off the height so this is what is left. It is 6” and about 2 1/4 high and finished with EEE and Shellawax. It is warping as I write this so I got done just in time.

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





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Wazy

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 09:40 PM

Great figure in the wood! Super job with the lathe. I’ll bet the neighbor was pleased.

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 10:01 PM

A great save Jim. Beautiful piece

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

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#3 posted 05-21-2013 10:15 PM

Thumbs up

Jim did you turn it green or was it already a dead limb?

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 10:23 PM

wow jim, i had no idea that apple wood looked like that, i imagine the different apple trees look different…that one turned out great

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 10:25 PM

Nice color and fine finish.

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

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#6 posted 05-21-2013 10:31 PM

You don’t always end up with what you started out to make Jim, sometimes you have to settle for what mother nature says you can have, Great result & well done for hangin in there, i’m sure he will be more than pleased with your gift. :)
Pete

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

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#7 posted 05-21-2013 11:29 PM

Nice job, beautiful wood.

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#8 posted 05-21-2013 11:59 PM

Beautiful wood! Looks like “Apple” wood slices stacked up… LOL

If it’s warping now, won’t it continue to warp?

COOL SAVE!

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#9 posted 05-22-2013 12:43 AM

Does it smell as good as it looks? It seems apple should have a delightful smell. I’ve never worked with it. That end product is a beauty.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#10 posted 05-22-2013 12:59 AM

Great save, this is much better than firewood.

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#11 posted 05-22-2013 01:24 AM

Great way to utilize mother nature. The grain and color looks excellent.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#12 posted 05-22-2013 01:28 AM

Thank you all so much. That apple wood looks prettier than I remember.
I took it over to him and he left already so I’m going to finish it some more before he gets it. I heard about Watco Butcher block oil and finish so I coated it with it tonight.. This log was actually from a piece out near the end of the branch where it was pretty dead- like the bark peeled off easily. It still warped within an hour of turning!!

I have 6 more logs from closer to the tree that look really nice. I’ll take 4 of them to our guild meeting next month. They are all coated with Anchor Seal. There are much better turners there than me that can make them into pieces of art!!
...........Jim

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

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#13 posted 05-22-2013 01:45 AM

Jim, What a beautiful piece and a great save! What a shame to burn this, glad it wasn’t!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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nomercadies

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#14 posted 05-22-2013 01:52 AM

I’m very interested to see pictures of the warped bowl. It would be instruction for all of us.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#15 posted 05-22-2013 02:29 AM

Hi Nomercadies, all bowls if turned green will move and become oval- some more than others. If you want to produce a bowl that will stay round, you either turn dry wood of you rough turn a green piece to uniform wall thickness of 3/4” to 1” and let it dry. If the wall is uniform, it usually will not crack but it will move out of round while it is drying and shrinking. Then when it is truly dry( by what ever method you use), you finish turning it to the final dimensions and wall thickness.
Here is an example. This is my favorite bowl off all time:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/31519

Here it is today, about 3 years later but it happened much before that. It was turned green and finished right away. Then it moved into this beautiful oval shape and there it stays:

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

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