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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 324 days ago 1247 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some pieces of driftwood bark from the shore of Lake Michigan. I finally got around to finishing them for the show on Sat.

Not sure of the species- they could be anything that grows along the Michigan lake shore or on the Wisconsin side!
They are finished with high gloss glaze.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 324 days ago

I really like those.
I have a few pieces from a dear old tree we had to take down and they aren’t suited for anything else.
I think you have given my the right idea.
Thanks Jim.
I really like your glazing technique too.

-- Having fun...Eric

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marka1969

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#2 posted 324 days ago

Good job very interesting

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grizzman

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#3 posted 324 days ago

alright jim, lets break out the banana split makings and have a party, these are perfect, i love taking what mother earth has given and use it in its raw beauty….fantastic job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 324 days ago

Your getting good at these bowls Jim. I agree with Grizz, banana split bowls. Is high gloss glaze something special?

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

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MarkTheFiddler

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#5 posted 324 days ago

Ultra cool Jim! Banana split bowls. Pocket change dish. Hmm.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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BENTWOOD

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#6 posted 324 days ago

Very nice. I am seeing ring jewelry dishes. :)

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 323 days ago

Been real busy lately Jim, like the look of these. Worked it out mate, you really live in Alaska.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 323 days ago

Thanks you all for the nice comments!

Hi Shannon, nice thought for ring dishes. Maybe I’ll try to sell them as that. I have one in the works that will definitely be called a ring dish!!

Hi Mark , and
Dave and Grizz. They are kind of narrow for a banana split- at least as big as I make them. More like a kiddie ice cream dish or change collector on the dresser!!
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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#9 posted 323 days ago

Cool looking dishes Jim and I think Shannon hit the nail on the head there, they would be perfect for ring dishes.
Great job.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 323 days ago

Nice—looks great. Good luck on your show.

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

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peteg

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#11 posted 323 days ago

man you’re making me giddy Jim with the number of projects you’re cranking out phewww. :)

great little dishes

Pete

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 323 days ago

Thanks, Dave, and John and Pete. This ain’t all of them. I have 3 more projects drying in the shop now and one that needs a top designed.

I sat down to watch TV with my wife and she was watching a show called Hostage with some kid getting his guts kicked out by a big hoodlum. It seems that every show has some one shooting, getting hacked up or has F words all through it. I just can’t take it any more. I went out to the barn and roughed out 2 more pieces and it was peaceful out there.

That is why I love Lumberjocks. Seeing the projects and reading the blogs and forums on here is better than any show on TV any more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And you learn something here!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#13 posted 323 days ago

Boy, did you just nail the current state of TV. Welcome to the brave new world! Oh, and did I say nice job on this project? Nice job.

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

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CFrye

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#14 posted 323 days ago

Real trash to treasure here Jim! Most driftwood around these parts is gray and barkless. Yours is real pretty. Is it a Northern thing? :-)

-- God bless, Candy

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 323 days ago

Hi John. Mybe well be getting contact from outter space. The TV, movies and the news here suck!

Hi Candy, I always walk the beach looking for neat looking drift wood.. this bark is interesting and who know how old it is- might be 50 yrs old!! I found a round seed pod that looks like part of dead sunflower shape but it is solid. I have yet to find a design that it will fit in. There were tons of them washed up on the beach, but most were soft or broken. It looks like it could be a speaker on one of those old RCA Victor Victrola’s

Cheers, Jim

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

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