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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-15-2014 03:31 AM 973 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given this slab of mesquite( last shot) at the saw mill and decide that I could get 2 shallow dishes out of it if I glued on tenons first. The wood had some cracks in it but I figured that would add character. I was doing good until I was sanding the deeper one and then 1/4 of it cracked off. I made that one 1/8” wall and it was just too thin with all the cracks running in the blank. So I put it together with epoxy and finished both of them and gave them away rather that throw away all the work.

They are about 8” diameter and finished with gloss lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 04:25 AM

They turned out just fine Jim. Look good with the lacquer finish. Hey someone gets a free bowl.

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

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Todd Barrone

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 05:01 AM

Nice looking bowels, I love the grains, good job.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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CFrye

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#3 posted 03-15-2014 06:06 AM

Those turned out really pretty Jim! Did you think about highlighting the glue up with taxes for paint and epoxy like your lamp? My BIL said he’s going to send me some mesquite. I didn’t know how it looked finished. Really looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Vince

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#4 posted 03-15-2014 06:15 AM

Nice work, the cracks do add character.
How does Mesquite turn? I have never worked with it before so I’m just a little curious.

-- Vince

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 03-15-2014 06:19 AM

You got two nice dishes and a great finish for your problems Jim, epoxy is a must have in the shop essentials.

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

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 03-15-2014 08:28 AM

what a shame. Back to the drawing board …mesquite sure is interesting wood.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 03-15-2014 09:47 AM

Good job sir. I really like mesquite.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Cliff

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#8 posted 03-15-2014 10:32 AM

Jim, beautiful dishes, that gloss is superb and brings out the very attractive features of the wood.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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stefang

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#9 posted 03-15-2014 11:05 AM

Nice bowls Jim and that mesquite looks great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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poospleasures

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#10 posted 03-15-2014 11:31 AM

Great bowls as always. Love the grain. Good job as usual. Nice bench and shelves in the shop also. So much stuff in a small space.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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#11 posted 03-15-2014 01:18 PM

Beautiful work, Jim.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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CFrye

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#12 posted 03-15-2014 01:51 PM

with taxes for paint
should read…”Testors paint”
grrr auto correct!

-- God bless, Candy

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Randy_ATX

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#13 posted 03-15-2014 02:33 PM

Nice looking large bowls. Bonus – use the shavings for doing some smoking on the grill!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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luv2learn

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#14 posted 03-15-2014 04:12 PM

I think this is the first time I have seen Mesquite turned, it sure has a beautiful grain pattern. Nice job 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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Gene Howe

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#15 posted 03-15-2014 04:42 PM

Nice work, Jim. Love that mesquite!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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