LumberJocks

Chestnut Crotch Bowl #67 & Driftwood Bark bowl

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jim Jakosh posted 326 days ago 966 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed something to do while glue was drying so I turned and carved out these two bowls. The chestnut bowl was from a crotch that had long arms but a short base that was pretty cracked, but I tried it anyway. Most of the cracks turned away and I did not get a good heart shape yet. It finished at 4 1/4” x 1 3/4” high.

The driftwood bark was found by Lake Michigan and I had it stashed in the back of my car for a few weeks. I trimmed it on the ends and textured the ends and the top with a brass wire wheel. It is 1” x 2 1/2” x 5 1/2” and the center was carved with a 3/4” carbide burr.

They are both finished with clear spray glaze.

Cheers….............Jim

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





20 comments so far

View Izzy Swan's profile

Izzy Swan

146 posts in 351 days


#1 posted 326 days ago

Wow! Those are sweet!

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

View Dick's profile

Dick

151 posts in 790 days


#2 posted 326 days ago

Jim- your like a machine cranking this stuff out! Pretty cool bowl whether it’s a heart or not.

-- Dick

View CFrye's profile

CFrye

2490 posts in 438 days


#3 posted 326 days ago

Both nice Jim. I like the bark dish best. Really rich and warm. Did you carve the center with a Dremel? Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

View stefang's profile

stefang

12571 posts in 1932 days


#4 posted 326 days ago

Great looking turnings Jim. Those crotch bowls are really pretty.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11063 posts in 1703 days


#5 posted 325 days ago

Thanks, Izzy, Dick, Candy and Mike for the nice comments!!

Candy, I used a 3/4” carbide burr in an pneumatic die grinder. I have some 1/2” burrs with 1/8” shank that I could have used in the Dremel but this was so quick- 2 minutes tops and then hand sanded. That bark is like butter. See that dark spot inside- I almost went through!!

..................Jim

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

View luv2learn's profile

luv2learn

1632 posts in 901 days


#6 posted 325 days ago

Great looking bowl and dish Jim. I like the fact that you aren’t idle while the glue is drying LOL!!

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

View MShort's profile

MShort

1724 posts in 2016 days


#7 posted 325 days ago

Both look GREAT Jim.

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

View aussiedave's profile

aussiedave

3014 posts in 422 days


#8 posted 325 days ago

Two beautiful bowls Jim, both equally amazing. Great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

2322 posts in 641 days


#9 posted 325 days ago

Super job on both bowls Jim. Now we are getting wood from Lake Michigan? LOL Impressive branding stamp.

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

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11063 posts in 1703 days


#10 posted 325 days ago

Thanks, Lee, Mike Dave and Dave!
I had the branding iron hot for another project so I just put it to the bottom of the bark!
.............Cheers, Jim

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

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

7620 posts in 2650 days


#11 posted 325 days ago

You are really busy BUSY B U S Y…

Great work!!

-- 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"

View peteg's profile

peteg

2816 posts in 1421 days


#12 posted 325 days ago

A couple of nice pieces Jim, the crouch is a neat follow on from the last one, like your driftwood piece, m an you gotta slow down a bit :: ))
Pete

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

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

1507 posts in 2282 days


#13 posted 325 days ago

Another two great pieces Jim, I like the driftwood with it’s colour but the crouch bowl is a stunner. Another daily top 3 coming up mate.

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

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4348 posts in 890 days


#14 posted 325 days ago

Both look great, but I really like what you’ve done with the driftwood!

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

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11063 posts in 1703 days


#15 posted 325 days ago

Thanks, Joe, Pete and Bob

Hi Pete….......I don’t have a slow speed unless I’m sick. I love retirement and make the most of it.

Hi Bob, I’m hooked on turning crotch wood. I want to get to making a nice heart shaped bowl yet.
I hit the jackpot at a flea market on Friday. Something I have been looking for for 3 years to make a tool and will have it ready to show soon. I’m making handles tonight….................Cheers, Jim

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

showing 1 through 15 of 20 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase