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Chestnut Crotch Bowl #66

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 328 days ago 1470 views 6 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At our last turning guild meeting, Ron Dibble did a demo on turning a heart shaped bowl from a crotch of a tree. I was really impressed at the final product so I attempted to do that but the only chestnut crotch I had was not a balanced piece- the two arms were different lengths and much different diameters so I did the best I could. I had to do a little carving at the end to cut off the cracked end of the short piece that did not clean up or look very good.
Anyway, this is the way it finished at 7 1/4” wide and 3” high.
The finish is clear glaze spray.

I added some shots of how it began.

Cheers, Jim

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





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wiswood2

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#1 posted 328 days ago

Very nice
Chuck

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Wazy

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#2 posted 328 days ago

Now then Jim, that is both beautiful and unique! It really shows the beauty of the divided grain. Top notch for choice of finish as well.

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 328 days ago

Very nicely done! I particularly like the carved out look—kinda kicks turning up a notch. IMHO

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

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RichCMD

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#4 posted 328 days ago

Beautiful!

-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 328 days ago

Wow Jim, that is am amazing piece of turning.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 328 days ago

Beautiful work Jim.

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Doe

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#7 posted 328 days ago

I think that’s one of the finest bowls I’ve ever seen.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#8 posted 328 days ago

Very interesting form, Jim.

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deon

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#9 posted 328 days ago

Looks great!

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stefang

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#10 posted 328 days ago

Maybe it didn’t turn out the way you wished Jim, but it sure is a beautiful and interesting piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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MShort

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#11 posted 328 days ago

Awesome piece Jim. Love the shape of the bowl.

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

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peteg

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#12 posted 328 days ago

You did real good Jim, you’re never quite sure with these pieces of timber where you’re going to end up.
You are getting some great finish to your work Mate, well done :)
Pete

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

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John Choponis

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#13 posted 328 days ago

Very nice!

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cutworm

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#14 posted 328 days ago

Very Nice

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#15 posted 328 days ago

home run jim.i have to try this .keep the neat projects coming.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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