Bowl # 102

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-16-2016 12:39 PM 1434 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl made out of some pretty wood I was given and never made note the species. As I got into it , it developed a crack I filled with epoxy and finished turning it. It is 8” x 3” high and finished with EEE and Shellawax.
This gave a new meaning to “friction” polishing when I polished it at 5000 rpm!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 05-16-2016 12:43 PM

You are lucky, you have acces to lot of different trypes of woods in small amounts. Hre you must buy 1 cubic meter or nothing! Nice shape this time also.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-16-2016 12:50 PM

Jim great looking piece of wood with some nice color.

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 05-16-2016 12:51 PM

I don’t have a clue what species it is, but, it sure is purdee.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 05-16-2016 01:25 PM

Wow, really nice bowl, Jim. I love how it flares out at the top.

-- Andy Smith

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#5 posted 05-16-2016 01:48 PM

Lovely bowl.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#6 posted 05-16-2016 01:53 PM

Very cool Bowl ,outstanding wood ,extra nice work Jim


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#7 posted 05-16-2016 02:01 PM

Interesting bowl Jim. I hate when I don’t know the species of wood it is and this one is cool. Very nice polish job on it. I ‘m finally going to take the plunge this week on a buffing system. Tired of drills and doing it by hand.

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

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#8 posted 05-16-2016 02:13 PM

That is nice wood….. lathe 10 by 30

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 05-16-2016 02:25 PM

Pretty bowl. I like both the grain pattern in the wood and the shape of the bowl.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#10 posted 05-16-2016 04:48 PM

Jim, this bowl is beautiful; it’s another nice piece from your lathe.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 05-16-2016 05:17 PM

Very COOL wood / bowl!

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#12 posted 05-16-2016 05:55 PM

Wow Jimmy, that’s beautiful. It almost looks painted. Hopefully someone will know what wood that is. I wonder if anyone at Woodcraft would know.

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#13 posted 05-16-2016 06:35 PM

nice work as usual,beautiful wood

-- bambi

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#14 posted 05-16-2016 08:51 PM

That’s real nice, Jim. 5000RPM? You’re an extremist. I sometimes worry that Shellac is gonna ignite at around 2000. I’d like to get some EEE and Shellawax. What’s the EEE made of?
And, a DT3, to boot. Yay on ya.

-- Mark

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#15 posted 05-16-2016 09:13 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments! I sure love to share my work on here .

Hi Ivan. I sure wish we lived closer! I could supply you with a never ending supply of wood for free. people drop off logs all the time and I Have a pile covered in front of the barn from last fall that I have not addressed yet!!. do they cut down trees around you where you could snag some of the wood?

Hi Dave, if you are getting a buffing system, look at Beall. I bought their wheels that came with the compound and I made a long 8” arbor to attach the wheels to so they would e far away from the head!

Hi Patti. I gave the other half of this log to Chris Peterson and he did not know what it was. I still have a second bowl from this wood roughed out. After I finish turn it, your yarn bowl is next!!

Hi Mark. I never thought I’d use the 5000 rpm on that new Nova lathe, but I did. It sounds like a jet engine at that speed! Good thing there no loose pieces in that wood!
EEE ( Triple E) is a play on words for Tripoli polishing compound in a paste form. If you sand to 400, the tripoli polishes it to somewhere between 1600 and 2000 and then the Shellawax is a friction polish the brings the sheen way up and gives it a buffed feel.
On the next bowl , I’m going to try the Mylands friction polish at that speed to see the difference. I will use the EEE first like I did here.

Cheers, Jim

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

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