Box Elder Bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-10-2017 07:56 PM 1245 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl that I turned out of the other end of the log from which I cut the pencil cans. It was pretty spalted but not punky at all.
It is 8 1/2” x 4” high and finished with wipe on gloss Poly.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 11-10-2017 08:08 PM

I like the raised band detail Jim. It adds a nice artistic touch. Well done.

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#2 posted 11-10-2017 08:31 PM

Very nice

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#3 posted 11-10-2017 08:41 PM

the art is on the simply,Jim
realy beautiful work,maestro

-- bambi

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#4 posted 11-10-2017 08:43 PM

Always appreciate a well turned bowl and the spalting adds interest.

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#5 posted 11-10-2017 08:57 PM

Nice size Jim, as Brian said the rim adds some Xtra :)
(boy you must have a stash of that BE)

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

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#6 posted 11-10-2017 09:54 PM


I really like the “band detail”!

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#7 posted 11-10-2017 10:32 PM

Good way to finish up the log Jim. The missing red from the box elder almost makes it look like spalted Maple. Same family I guess. Nice turning.

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

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#8 posted 11-10-2017 10:32 PM

Very nice spalted job Jim.

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#9 posted 11-10-2017 11:32 PM

Beautiful Spalted Bowl Jim! Nice work!

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#10 posted 11-10-2017 11:38 PM

COOL bowl!

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#11 posted 11-10-2017 11:43 PM

Looks great buddy

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#12 posted 11-11-2017 01:28 AM

Never seen spalted box elder (Manitoba maple ) but that sure looks like a nice grain (spalted ).
and a lonly bowl you made from it.


-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 11-11-2017 03:34 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Hi Pete, this was a big log that was split in two and laying by my wood furnace in the barn. I got tired of tripping over it and so I processed it into all kinds of things.

Hi Dave, it has some tinges of red in it in the other pieces I cut from it, but not the usual red like I look for.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 11-11-2017 06:34 AM

In my eyes spalted means more beautiful.

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#15 posted 11-11-2017 06:45 AM

Great Bowl…....That Box Elder is always Beautiful!!!!



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

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