Wood Chunk Bowl #71

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 290 days ago 652 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the second Chunk of wood that Dick picked up on the farm and asked if I could make it into something. I think it is spalted cherry. I did not take a picture of the original chunk, but the edge piece left right as I started on the inside. Then as it got thinner, the hole opened up from the void in the back. Real fun!! I had to hand sand it because I was afraid I’d just have a spigot if I tried it on the lathe.

It is 6 3/4” x 1 3/4” and finished with clear satin spray.

cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 290 days ago

That must of been fun to turn. I would have been afraid it would blow up. very nice job.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 290 days ago

Nice Bowl!

Yes, I can see how that would be very ‘touchy’ turning it… demanding super sharp tools I guess…

But, with all those holes, how is it going hold very much? :) (kidding)
... look real COOL!

Nice contrast…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 290 days ago

Nicely done and even I, a non-turner, can see how that would be very challenging.

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

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#4 posted 290 days ago

Oooooh, I really like this one Jim. Great piece of art.

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

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#5 posted 290 days ago

Really nice! The holes actually make this an art piece in my opinion. You should call it “Yin & Yang” :)


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#6 posted 290 days ago

Definitely not a soup bowel LOL. It is a piece of art. 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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#7 posted 290 days ago

Nice work Jim. The wood is really spectacular.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 290 days ago

Whooooa. Beautiful Jim. You are advancing into newer territories. Great work. Hope your wearing a hardhat.

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

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#9 posted 290 days ago

Great piece Jim! You say that you use clear satin spray, is that a lacquer or poly, if poly is it water base? I haven’t used the water base finishes, have you and do you like them?

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 290 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Hi Wiswood, I thought it was a goner when they outer piece flew off as I started on the inside, but the rest stayed with me.

Hi Joe, you have to put large pieces of fruit in this one. Cherry tomatoes and grapes fall right out!!

hi Shannon, it could be yin and yang. I signed on the yang line on the bottom!!

Hi Dave, I did have a face shield on for this one.

Hi Chuck, this is a solvent based Rustoleum product from Menards.. I try to avoid anything water based. I really like the matte spray but the satin gets the sheen up with less coats.

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

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#11 posted 290 days ago

Beautiful piece of spalted wood Jim and nicely turned. Yes that is definitely something I would sand by hand rather than on a spinning lathe…Great piece of turning Jim.

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

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#12 posted 290 days ago

Amazing !!! I am just not experienced enough to fully understand how you would turn a piece with hole appearing. The hole certainly makes it look great…...but at this stage I would not know how to go about a job such as this…..but I am looking and learning all the time.


-- Cliff Australia

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#13 posted 290 days ago

It’s a beautiful piece Jim. I am so amazed at the way you recover from a set back and end up smelling like a rose. That takes skill and talent my friend. I say you have tons of both.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 290 days ago

Thanks Dave and Mark and Cliff!! I appreciate your support! Everyone on her is so encouraging! That is why I lake to share my projects all the time.

Hi Cliff. After I got over the piece flying off, I just turned it up full speed and took light cuts until it was done. At that speed you can’t see the holes- it looks like one solid piece! I didn’t see the second hole until I stopped to measure the wall thickness.


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

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Bob Collins

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#15 posted 290 days ago

Living dangerously JIm, you certainly got a beautiful result, I believe speed is the best way to turn these things.

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

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