Hollow Form

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-10-2014 10:04 PM 1736 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little hollow form I just finished in time for the guild meeting tonight. It is made from a log of spalted maple that I received from LJ Rustic. Thanks, Rick!!

It was hollowed from the bottom and then completed with a bottom glued in that had a spigot on it to hold it while turning the top. It is a copy of one that I have that is 1/3 that size.

It is 6 1/2” high and 4 1/2” in diameter and is finished with Tripoli, White Diamond and Carnuba wax on the buffing wheels.

cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 06-10-2014 10:11 PM

Absolutely exquisite!! Words cannot be found that would add to the beauty of this work of art.

-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!

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#2 posted 06-10-2014 10:30 PM

Beautiful form and the grain of the spalted maple is awesome.

-- 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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#3 posted 06-10-2014 10:50 PM

Put this on the table tonight Jim & I am sure it will high praise, just love spalted timber, nice job (as usual) :))

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

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#4 posted 06-10-2014 10:52 PM

Very nice Jim, you have really made a feature of the spalting. Great turning.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 06-10-2014 11:23 PM

Thats very nice Jim .
I love the spalted maple and with the polish it looks almost like ceramic .

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 06-10-2014 11:30 PM

what a beautiful piece jim, love the wood, love the design…

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

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#7 posted 06-10-2014 11:50 PM

Now I wanna turn some of my spalted maple. NBut I can’t cuz my lathe needs brushes.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 06-10-2014 11:54 PM

Nice job, beautiful piece. Looks like spalted marble more than Maple.

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

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#9 posted 06-11-2014 12:06 AM

Beautiful turning, nicely done.

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

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#10 posted 06-11-2014 12:09 AM

Very lovely!

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#11 posted 06-11-2014 12:27 AM

Jim very well done. Nice shape to a great piece of wood

-- Ron Campbell

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#12 posted 06-11-2014 12:54 AM

Love it. Great shape, cool wood.

-- Kayvon

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#13 posted 06-11-2014 01:56 AM

Jim, I really had to search for the joint on the bottom. Excellent work. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 06-11-2014 02:32 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. It feels so good after buffing. I got interested in buffing the wood when I felt some pieces done by Mr Beall’s daughter at the Tubac Art Festival. All her work was buffed to finish.

Hi Candy. You can see the edge of the bottom seam where the wide black line stops ( about 11 ‘o clock in the photo). That is a black epoxy line that filled a crack in the side that I did before the bottom was installed. There is a lot of fill with epoxy and sawdust, too, because it was very pock marked from tear out of this very dry wood.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 06-11-2014 03:39 AM

Holy cow Jim. Beautiful turning job. I love the way the spalting delineates the different wood sections. It sounds as if you had quite a wrestling match to keep the whole thing from exploding. For me it would be impossible. For you is just a mater of using your masterful skill.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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