Maple Bowl#107

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-26-2016 07:48 PM 1145 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first bowl is a Natural Edge Maple bowl as a demo for the high school. It is finished with gloss poly. I took in 6 blanks, but 4 of them cracked pretty bad and one of the students made a bowl with a crack, but we repaired it. She took it home before I got a picture of it.

The second bowl is a natural edge bowl I did for LJ Gary S. to show him how to make one. It was thought to be a cherry blank, but it does not smell at all like cherry. Gary will finish it at home .

Cheers, Jim

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

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 10-26-2016 08:20 PM

That is a great looking bowl Jim, nice finish and that is something I must try one day. Gary should be happy with his.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 10-26-2016 09:19 PM

Very COOL bowl… Awesome edges…

Is that picture of you or Gary?

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

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#3 posted 10-26-2016 09:54 PM

very nice,Jim
I would like turn like you one day
Like Joe I wish to know is that you on picture?

-- bambi

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#4 posted 10-26-2016 10:07 PM

Nice! I really like the stark contrast in colors between the lighter maple and dark bark.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 10-26-2016 10:55 PM

The bark really adds beauty to the bowl Jim, nice job.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 10-26-2016 11:29 PM

It’s looking good Jim :)

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

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#7 posted 10-26-2016 11:43 PM

Beautiful work Jim. That’s the quality of “demo” that should inspire the students. The teacher that I had could only dream of turning a piece as lovely as yours.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 10-27-2016 12:07 AM

Jim im just started turning and ill be happy to do any of them , great job on em and teaching the too ,thanks

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 10-27-2016 12:25 AM

Great job buddy

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#10 posted 10-27-2016 12:52 AM

Very neat Jim.
Great finish.


-- 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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#11 posted 10-27-2016 03:42 AM

Awesome bowls Jim. There is something special about a natural edge bowl.
Maybe you should go back to work as a turning teacher.

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

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#12 posted 10-27-2016 04:05 AM

Nice work Jim, sure you will leave a mark on all those students.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted



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#13 posted 10-27-2016 07:09 AM

beautiful cup )))

-- Anatolii UKRAINE

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#14 posted 10-27-2016 09:43 AM

Great looking bowls, Jim. I’m curious, with natural edge bowls like this do you turn the inside or the outside first?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#15 posted 10-27-2016 11:19 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments!!

Hi Joe, that is Gary in the photo holding the bowl I turned for him. He is the past president of our guild!!

Hi Dave. I have too many”irons in the fire” to ever go back to work. This is fun!! I start them out with two groups of ideas that Lyle Jamieson imparted to me:
1) The ABC’s of turning – Anchor, Bevel , Cut
2) The four cuts with a bowl gouge- Pull cut Push cut, Scrape cut and Sheer Scrape cut. I want them to get comfortable with them and I can leave them alone for a while!!

Hi Mike. I always turn the outside first and then cut the inside to match the outside.

cheers, Jim

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

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