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Cherry Bowl #63

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-23-2013 07:26 PM 1130 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is cherry bowl that is going to be a gift for my friend’s wife who had surgery last week and is not feeling too good yet. It was a bowl that I sunk in my chip barrel in early May and it was 20% moisture content then. It was 6% when I pulled it out yesterday and warped about 1/8” off center. I had to try out the new lathe today and it works just fine!

It is 5 1/2” diameter and 2 1/2” high and finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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





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atchison32

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 08:05 PM

very well done!
Like the finish!

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 08:13 PM

Very nice Jim. Gotta love that Cherry!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 08:49 PM

Very NICE bowl!

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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#4 posted 07-23-2013 09:10 PM

Good looking bowl Jim. I’m just wondering what made you more happy, the bowl turning out nice for your wife’s friend or the way your new lathe works? Both I’m sure. LOL

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

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#5 posted 07-23-2013 09:22 PM

Nice work Jim.
It looks great !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#6 posted 07-23-2013 09:25 PM

Your bowl turned out really nice Jim. Always nice to play with new toys.

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

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#7 posted 07-23-2013 11:20 PM

Very nice!

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#8 posted 07-24-2013 12:31 AM

beautiful bowl jim, i really love cherry, and i see your new lathe works mighty fine….

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

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peteg

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#9 posted 07-24-2013 12:39 AM

As sweet as they come Jim, looks a great finish, is this #1 of the new lathe??
Pete

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

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 07-24-2013 01:04 AM

Sweet looking bowl. I’ve got to try turning a bowl soon – your’s is really nice.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 07-24-2013 01:25 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments!
Hi Pete, this is the first piece off the new lathe. It is so much quieter than the old one!

Hi Dave. I took the bowl down to Mike’s wife tonight and she just got back from the hospital for a sudden heart problem. I hope it makes her feel better tomorrow!

There are 2 more chestnut bowls in the chip barrel!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Tom Godfrey

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#12 posted 07-24-2013 02:07 AM

Great job on the cherry bowl. To me cherry turns better than any other wood I have tried. Nice finish on the bowl also.
I must have missed about you getting a new lathe. What brand did you get?

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tomhcww@gmail.com)

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 07-24-2013 02:22 AM

Hi Tom. I got another Craftsman 15×38 exactly like my old one only it has never been used.

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

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#14 posted 07-24-2013 03:40 AM

Beautiful bowl Jim, you did a great job …

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#15 posted 07-24-2013 09:42 AM

That’s a Gem, Jim :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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