Black Locust Scoop and Bowl #93

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-23-2015 12:38 AM 2559 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend from Washington brought me some green black locust wood and I made him a bowl and made me a 1/2 cup scoop for oatmeal. Both are finished with mineral oil.

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

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 12:40 AM

Both look great Jim. Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 12:42 AM

Love that wood – awesome grain!

Great job


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 12:45 AM

I wish I had your talent turning wood! They look terrific! I appreciate you sharing and appreciate your talent!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 01:24 AM

Super grain!
Could you briefly share how you turned the scoop?
I would be interested in what part you did first. Did you do it all on the lathe?
Thank you!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#5 posted 02-23-2015 01:32 AM

Very nice Jim. Cool looking scoop. I have a few of these logs and they are great for turning.

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

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#6 posted 02-23-2015 01:46 AM

Jim, excellent work. I have a chunk of locust and now I need to turn something out of it. I did not know it looked so good. Now, how did you turn the scoop? Please!

-- jstegall

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#7 posted 02-23-2015 03:51 AM

I’m with UncleStumpy Jim.
Would be interested in your technique.

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

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#8 posted 02-23-2015 04:43 AM

Very nice wood grains. You realy took the best of it!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 02-23-2015 04:44 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I should have shown the shot of the roughed out scoop blank. I had a double wide piece for the scoop body (for balance when turning the handle). I turned a tenon on extra material left below the scoop body and them turned the outside diameter of the body to size while that little piece was flying around that was to be the handle. Then I put it between centers along the axis of the handle and turned the handle to size and close to the finished diameter of the scoop body. Then I cut off the excess above the scoop body and held it in a chuck by the tenon under the body and bored out the inside and calibrated it to a 1/2 cup measuring spoon.. Using a jam chuck, I turned off the tenon and finished the scoop bottom. I had to bandsaw and sand the part of the body opposite the handle to finish the full height of the cup. Some blending was required. I hope this helps describe the process…............Cheers Jim

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

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#10 posted 02-23-2015 04:52 AM

Jim your work never ceases to amaze me. Always beautiful!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#11 posted 02-23-2015 05:09 AM

I love the grain on these, makes them look really special.
Thanks for sharing,


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 02-23-2015 05:20 AM

Beautiful work Jim. Again as the last project, the grain looks really great.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#13 posted 02-23-2015 05:45 AM

You’re still knocking out those beautiful bowls & turnings!

COOL work!

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

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#14 posted 02-23-2015 06:10 AM

Nice work. I will have to try Black Locust again now that I have a good lathe. My old HE one stopped dead when I tried to turn some. You sure are keeping busy.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#15 posted 02-23-2015 09:16 AM

Great looking turnings and the wood is really nice too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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