Spalted Beech Bowl #69

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-26-2013 02:19 AM 1416 views 3 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a traditional shaped bowl. It was a piece of a log that was always in my way by the door in the barn so I processed it into something. I didn’t know how pretty it was until I got the bark off of it! It has some punky areas near the rim and I used some 2-part clear coating, that they pour on table tops, to seal up all the punky stuff. I taped the inside and poured it on the outside and it soaked all the way through 3/4” thick section.
It is called EnviroTex Lite Acabado Brillante Pour On High Gloss Finish and I got it at Menards.

This bowl is 9 14” Dia. 3 1/2” high and 1/8” wall.
It is finished with Tripoli, White Diamond and Carnuba Wax


...............Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 09-26-2013 02:24 AM

I love the shape and spaulted figure.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#2 posted 09-26-2013 02:26 AM

Really like that spalting! Great job!

-- Dick

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#3 posted 09-26-2013 03:14 AM

That bowl looks fantastic! Nice work!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 09-26-2013 03:23 AM

The natural beauty of wood never ceases to amaze me. Nice work Jim.

-- 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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#5 posted 09-26-2013 03:56 AM

Pic # 1 Jim really show the timber just fabulously, looks a fairly thin wall you got there, well done with #69

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

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#6 posted 09-26-2013 04:30 AM

Lovely Bowl. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 09-26-2013 04:55 AM

I don’t know how you can get the wood to shave that thinly. Especially with the splaying. You have an incredible touch Jim.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#8 posted 09-26-2013 05:25 AM

“always in my way” it was talking to you Jim. Glad you finally listened ;-)
Beautiful as usual! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 09-26-2013 05:34 AM

Nice looking bowl JIm, I like the effect of the spalting and you have done it justice. Well done,

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

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#10 posted 09-26-2013 07:57 AM

Such beautiful wood, great job on this a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 09-26-2013 08:40 AM

wow, the fancy doorstop wood is very pleasing, and you did a great job turning it to show off that .

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#12 posted 09-26-2013 09:48 AM

Ya never know what lies beneath the surface :) I’ve ran across this situation before, very nice bowl Jim.

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#13 posted 09-26-2013 10:14 AM

Keep on counting (turning)!

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#14 posted 09-26-2013 10:49 AM

A beautiful bowl Jim…the spalted beech looks great…always great seeing your turnings…:)

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

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#15 posted 09-26-2013 12:14 PM

Really nice turning Jim. The spalting always makes for an extra interesting design. Great work!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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