Myrtlewood Bowls

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-16-2018 07:06 PM 1567 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are from some rough myrtlewood bowl blanks I was given when I got here. They are about 20 yrs old and were never finished so I thought I’d finish them and gave 2 to the lady that brought the bag full of blanks.
They are finished with danish oil and clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 07:09 PM

They look great!! Hope they did not cause any irritations turning them. Keep up the good work and stay warm in Arizona!! It is right at zero here in Indy today!

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

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#2 posted 01-16-2018 07:15 PM

Nice refinish. Those are some interesting and unusual shapes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-16-2018 07:25 PM

Very nice.

-- Jim, Ca, [email protected]

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#4 posted 01-16-2018 07:41 PM

Hi Jim

Good score on the wood. I really like the shape of the one on the far right just above the big one on the bottom.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 01-16-2018 09:22 PM

I see you have that lathe going already Jim. Nice job on the bowls. I’m beginning to think you go down there for the change in woods. The danish brought out the color nicely.

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

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#6 posted 01-16-2018 09:47 PM

Very nice Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-16-2018 11:41 PM

Nice job Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 01-17-2018 12:16 AM

JIm, that platter with the burned rings is gorgeous!

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

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#9 posted 01-17-2018 01:16 AM

Nice work Jim! Great looking bowls!

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

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#10 posted 01-17-2018 02:11 AM

These look great. Myrtlewood is a favorite given the wide variation in colors and grain.

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#11 posted 01-17-2018 02:16 AM

Turning in the sun, must be nice, great work of course.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 01-17-2018 07:54 AM

Those are real good Jim.
Love the shapes.

-- 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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#13 posted 01-17-2018 11:09 AM

Nice variety, good looking bowls

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

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#14 posted 01-17-2018 02:08 PM

Wow! Jim, these are very nice and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 01-17-2018 07:38 PM

Good to see you must be feeling better… Bowls look great, I wish you and I could look that good after laying around 20 years. nice work Jim..

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