Maple Burl Bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-25-2017 02:54 PM 1365 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl was made from the remnants of a burl I’ve been cutting pieces off for 3 years. I cut 4 pieces off and it was too nice to throw away even though it was cracked almost all the way through. A little CA glue took care of that.

It is 5” diameter x 2 1/4” high and made from maple burl with turquoise inlay from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona. It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 08-25-2017 02:57 PM

hreat work,mate,as usual
very nice piece of wood

-- bambi

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#2 posted 08-25-2017 03:16 PM

Jim, this bowl is quite striking and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 08-25-2017 03:18 PM

Nice work Jim!

I used to collect gobs of low-grade turquoise when backpacking in the Gila Wilderness. Left it all behind when I moved, figured it had no use 8^(

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#4 posted 08-25-2017 03:46 PM

Awesome. Things just look better when you make them. :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 08-25-2017 04:01 PM


The turquoise really contrasts with the color of the grain.

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

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#6 posted 08-25-2017 04:05 PM

Nice bowl Jim! I think Lumberjocks use every piece of wood possible!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 08-25-2017 04:49 PM

My first though was …. Oh this is a nice bowl and I Love the turquoise inlay…. then I thought this would go well with the tissue box I made.
Nice work as always Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 08-25-2017 05:29 PM

Very nice,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 08-25-2017 05:31 PM

Nice little bowl Jim. Love the turquoise.

-- Jim, Minnesota

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#10 posted 08-25-2017 05:45 PM

That’s beautiful Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 08-25-2017 08:12 PM

A very NICE, COOL, Pretty bowl…

It was that you saved that, for a bowl, even though it was a little Cracked…

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

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#12 posted 08-25-2017 08:22 PM

way too good to ‘throw away” Jim, real nice job, the filler adds a nice finishing touch
cheers bud

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

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#13 posted 08-25-2017 10:06 PM

Boy O Boy, you are on a roll lately with these pretty bowls Jim !
Now cut it out will ya? You’re making me feel like a turning rookie…haha

Nice piece as usual brother.

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#14 posted 08-25-2017 10:32 PM

That’s beautiful!

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#15 posted 08-25-2017 11:00 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I sure sounded cracked while I was turning it. I wore my face mask all the while thinking I would be picking out of my teeth if I didn’t!!

Cheers …...........Jim

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

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