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Spalted Maple Crotch Bowl #72

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 184 days ago 882 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another piece of maple crotch from Dick’s farm. I had the metal lathe on power feed (long cuts) so I had time to turn this on the lathe right behind me.
This piece was pretty sound with just a few pock marks in the spalted area and too deep to sand out.
It is 6” x 2 1/4” high and finished with spray clear satin lacquer.

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

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!





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wiswood2

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#1 posted 184 days ago

That must have be fun turning with that big missing piece very nice.
Chuck

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 184 days ago

Great looking bowl—looks like it might have been a challenge to turn with the natural edge, but turned out fantastic!

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

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 184 days ago

What a beautiful piece Jim, the grain shape and finish make it pleasing to look at!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 184 days ago

Very nice Jim…the wood grain is beautiful…nicely turned.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 184 days ago

COOL COOL bowl…

Pic#1 reminded me of a Crab down by the sea shore… LOL

Beautiful!

-- 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"

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stefang

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#6 posted 184 days ago

Great turning Jim. The knots look a little like two eyes peeping through the split.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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brianadams

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#7 posted 184 days ago

These are always so cool to see! I love when there’s a little bit of “live edge” to em!

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 184 days ago

Jim, that came out with a artistic design, almost centered. The first picture is amazing. Excellent wood grain. Great work.
p.s. my first attempt was not good at all, large piece flew off, black and blued the thumb, going to loose the thumbnail.
will try again when I get some courage back. ha ha.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Ronald G Campbell

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#9 posted 184 days ago

Looks like two sad eyes. Nice bowl

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NaFianna

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#10 posted 184 days ago

beautiful piece. Something vaguely ‘ET’ ish about it.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 184 days ago

Great looking piece 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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Grumpy

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#12 posted 184 days ago

One tricky piece of turning Jim. Well done

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

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MShort

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#13 posted 184 days ago

Great looking bowl. Looks like it has grain running in all directions. Thanks.

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

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CFrye

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#14 posted 184 days ago

Pic #2 kind of looks like an alien from Star Wars! Or a basset hound. Either way It’s great Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 184 days ago

Thank you all for all the nice comments!! It is interesting to hear what you all see in that piece. The grain coming from 3 directions does have an influence on the appearance. This is the last of the small crotches. The rest of them are big honkers – almost too heavy for me to lift.

Hi Chuck, that open space is the space between two of the arms of the crotch. There was never anything there- it was air space all the while .

Hi Brian, there was bark on there until I got to the inside. Then it flew off the back of the lathe and I was left with some brown under the bark

Hi Dave, sorry to hear about your experience and your thumb. You know what they say when you’ve been throwed- get back on that horse and show him who’s boss! It is good to band saw it round to start with. Then you can get it up to full speed faster and it is easier to turn fast.

Cheers—happy Hump Day tomorrow!!...............................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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