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Chestnut Crotch Bowl #67 & Driftwood Bark bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-02-2013 01:29 PM 1145 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!!





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Izzy Swan

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#1 posted 09-02-2013 01:36 PM

Wow! Those are sweet!

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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Dick

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 01:40 PM

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

-- Dick

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 01:46 PM

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

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stefang

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#4 posted 09-02-2013 02:02 PM

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 09-02-2013 03:17 PM

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!!

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 09-02-2013 04:42 PM

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

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MShort

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#7 posted 09-02-2013 06:38 PM

Both look GREAT Jim.

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

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 09-02-2013 09:13 PM

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

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

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 09-02-2013 09:43 PM

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 09-02-2013 09:57 PM

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!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 09-02-2013 10:13 PM

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"

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peteg

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#12 posted 09-02-2013 11:07 PM

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

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Bob Collins

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#13 posted 09-02-2013 11:38 PM

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

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#14 posted 09-02-2013 11:53 PM

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 09-02-2013 11:59 PM

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!!

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