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Spalted Oak Crotch Bowl #70

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 273 days ago 999 views 2 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a crotch from the 3 yr old branches I picked up on the farm last week. I had no idea what is was but now I can see the oak grain in it. This is the first oak bowl I have ever made and it was pretty well gone when I mounted it in the lathe. It finished at about 5” across and 1 1/4” high and about .080 wall.. I turned away most all of the rotten wood.This one did not come out heart shaped either.

It is finished with 8 coats of semi gloss lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 273 days ago

Very nice Jim it flows.

Jamie

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 273 days ago

COOL…

Unusual…

Thank you!

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 273 days ago

Extremely attractive in all respects.

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

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MShort

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#4 posted 273 days ago

That is a beauty Jim. Nice grain patterns to it.

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

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Dick

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#5 posted 272 days ago

Cool! I like the abract shape. 2nd pic kinda reminds me of an old tractor seat….or the shape any way…too pretty for a tractor seat though. Maybe with a little modification to the narrow point, thicker wall, and greater diameter a guy could end up with a pretty cool bar stool.

-- Dick

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#6 posted 272 days ago

Nice one

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 272 days ago

Rather nice Jim. Sort of looks like you had some pieces flying at you.

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

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 272 days ago

You certainly did justice to this one Jim, nice shape and great grain, is the finish with the buffing system?

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

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wiswood2

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#9 posted 272 days ago

very nice
Chuck

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 272 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Hi Bob, no buffing on this one. The lacquer leveled out real good and I left well enough alone! Sanded with 400 wet between each coat.

Hi Dave, yes a number of pieces flew off . It was about 3” high to start with. I have all these dry crotches I’m looking at and wonder if I’ll every get them all turned and get a heart shaped one out of it.

Hi Dick. I have a couple big ones that would make nice wooden tractor seats. Good Ideal!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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aussiedave

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#11 posted 272 days ago

Very nice Jim..the spalted oak looks amazing…nicely done.

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

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peteg

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#12 posted 272 days ago

always great to see mother natures work enhanced by man
nice work Jim
Pete

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

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CFrye

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#13 posted 272 days ago

The wild grain is amazing Jim! You’ve mentioned ‘heartshaped’ several times in your posts. Can you share an image of what you are referring to? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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kdc68

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#14 posted 272 days ago

Beautiful piece !....thank you for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#15 posted 272 days ago

Interesting oak pattern,nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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