LumberJocks

Flared Vase of Fire

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-28-2013 07:07 PM 1626 views 2 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a shape I have been meaning to turn for a long time when I found the perfect piece of wood. I bought this slab of box elder shown in the last photo. It is 4” thick and 10” wide….& red through and through
The vase is 8” x 3” high. It would have been 1” higher but cracked pieces flew off at a regular rate until I got to something solid. It is about 5/32’ wall tapering to a sharp edge. I wish I could have saved all that pretty wood I cut to chips!!

It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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





44 comments so far

View aussiedave's profile

aussiedave

3014 posts in 570 days


#1 posted 09-28-2013 07:19 PM

Very nice bowl Jim…looks awesome and the colour is beautiful. excellent turning.

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

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

2785 posts in 789 days


#2 posted 09-28-2013 07:21 PM

That turned out great Jim. Beautifully shaped with great color. Some flying pieces and still utilizing most of the piece you started with is great. I have bad luck with box elder but some day hope to turn a successful piece.

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

View wiswood2's profile

wiswood2

1128 posts in 2442 days


#3 posted 09-28-2013 07:21 PM

really, really nice. I wish I could find some of that wood to build some of my toys with.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

View MShort's profile

MShort

1729 posts in 2164 days


#4 posted 09-28-2013 07:30 PM

Absolutely beautiful Jim. I really like the wide flare the you put on the vase. Awesome work.

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

View Joe Lyddon's profile (online now)

Joe Lyddon

7928 posts in 2798 days


#5 posted 09-28-2013 08:36 PM

Another SUPER COOL bowl!

Very nice, Jim!

That’s really very thin isn’t it?
... ever break if dropped?

COOL work as usual…

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"

View brianadams's profile

brianadams

183 posts in 1390 days


#6 posted 09-28-2013 08:42 PM

That’s an awesome piece Jim!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

View scrollingmom's profile

scrollingmom

868 posts in 1210 days


#7 posted 09-28-2013 09:24 PM

Very nice. I just love the color of Box Elder. You made that piece look good.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4870 posts in 1038 days


#8 posted 09-28-2013 09:31 PM

Very, very attractive, with great finish.

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

View BENTWOOD's profile

BENTWOOD

359 posts in 528 days


#9 posted 09-28-2013 09:34 PM

It’s beautiful…almost looks like glass. Very well done!

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

View WoodenFrog's profile

WoodenFrog

2737 posts in 1659 days


#10 posted 09-28-2013 09:42 PM

Beautiful Jim!! Just Beautiful!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

View AngieO's profile

AngieO

1208 posts in 893 days


#11 posted 09-28-2013 10:04 PM

Wow. That looks amazing

View peteg's profile

peteg

3003 posts in 1569 days


#12 posted 09-28-2013 10:11 PM

A lovely rich coloured piece of timber Jim, you lucky devil we don’t get any of that down our way.
I like the shape you turned & the base which gives it some real elevation.
Well done Mate
Pete

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

View luv2learn's profile

luv2learn

1846 posts in 1048 days


#13 posted 09-28-2013 11:16 PM

You picked the ideal shape to show off the beautiful colors in this bowl.

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

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

1586 posts in 2429 days


#14 posted 09-29-2013 12:27 AM

Really something beautiful Jim, box elder is hard to find down this way. You turned the shape great to bring out the fire look. Well done.

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

View fernandoindia's profile

fernandoindia

1077 posts in 1689 days


#15 posted 09-29-2013 01:02 AM

great job for an awesome piece Jim!

-- Back home. Fernando

showing 1 through 15 of 44 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