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Chestnut Bowl #74

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-02-2013 04:25 PM 2763 views 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl that has been drying in the chip barrel for a few months. It is 6 1/4” x 2 3/8” high and turned from Chestnut.
It is finished with 3 coats of Formby’s tung oil and then buffed with the tripoli, white diamond and carnuba wax.

I had to get a couple bowls out of there when I burned the 30 gal barrel of chips!

Cheers, Jim

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





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wiswood2

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#1 posted 12-02-2013 04:36 PM

Very nice bowl. Jim
Chuck

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 12-02-2013 04:58 PM

The chestnut blank sure presented a wonderful grain pattern in your bowl Jim. Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- 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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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 12-02-2013 05:37 PM

Very attractive turning.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 12-02-2013 05:45 PM

Beautiful Grain!

Another COOL Masterpiece!

Thank you!

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NaptownWood

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#5 posted 12-02-2013 06:00 PM

Hey jim, i notice that the blank you started with was a tad MORE than half of the log it came from. At least on the one side. Does this ever present a problem for you? I was under the understanding that you should start with a blank that is a little bit less than half the log so that the center doesnt want to check on you. Thanks for the previous tips on my turnings, and this bowl looks really good.

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stefang

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#6 posted 12-02-2013 06:25 PM

beautifully turned bowl Jim. Not often one sees chestnut. Wonderful color and grain.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 12-02-2013 06:29 PM

Fantastic bowl – the grain just really pops.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 12-02-2013 06:30 PM

Good job Jim. Looks like that Chestnut is really paying off. The design looks pretty much centered too.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 12-02-2013 07:52 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. This chestnut is an open grain wood much like oak and I usually don’t turn oak unless it is green. This was green and came from about a 12” dia log. I had to cut it out of the best section of the log because it was spalting and rotten in part of it. The second bowl from that log has much of the spalted and holey wood in it and I turned it from the other direction. I have yet to soak it in Pour On to stabilize the rotten part. That may be next year!!

I just found out that the rest of the chestnut trees will not be cut down until April 2014. Then there will be a ton of it!!
..............Jim

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

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lizardhead

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#10 posted 12-02-2013 08:21 PM

Jim: You need to start making boxes to keep your bowls in.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Woodwrecker

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#11 posted 12-02-2013 08:41 PM

Nice job Jim.
I think Chestnut is one of the prettiest woods.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 12-02-2013 10:06 PM

Thanks, Eric!

Hi Dave, my wife says I should quit making bowls. I guess I’ll have to give them away for pay-it- forward gifts!!
Every time I get a pretty piece of wood, I love to see what it looks like in a bowl.
If I made a box for them. it would be quite large!!

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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#13 posted 12-02-2013 10:27 PM

Very nice bowl Jim, the chestnut really looks nice….I also like the little stand you have it displayed on.
Great turning as always.

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

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Todd Barrone

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#14 posted 12-02-2013 10:49 PM

Great bowl, I want to try one some day.

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kiefer

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#15 posted 12-02-2013 11:09 PM

That is a very attractive shape and the chestnut seems like the wood it needed to make it .

-- Kiefer 松

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