Mesquite Yarn Bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-09-2018 04:48 AM 1326 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At our sale last Sunday, I talked to a lady that said she had a problem with yarn balls rolling all over the place when she uses them. I told her I could fix that with a yarn bowl and this was given to her today.

It is turned long grain from mesquite and I left some of the sap wood on for accent. It is kind of a palomino bowl!!

It is 5” diameter and 4 1/2” high with a thick bottom to keep it in place. I finished it with Danish Oil and clear gloss 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 03-09-2018 04:57 AM

It should do the job, that wood is very hard I believe. Not work for sure.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 03-09-2018 07:07 AM

Great work and once again- that wood looks just astonish.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-09-2018 08:14 AM

Nice work Jim, like the wood. I should get off my a… and make some for the market.

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

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#4 posted 03-09-2018 10:09 AM

The blonde shoulders really add some interest to a lovely bowl.
I bet she liked it.


-- 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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#5 posted 03-09-2018 10:36 AM

Looking good Jim

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

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#6 posted 03-09-2018 11:01 AM

Very nice Jim!!!! Do you leave a solid bit in the bottom to add weight for stability?
Great finish.



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

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#7 posted 03-09-2018 12:03 PM

Very nice, Jim. Like the burned accent ring.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 03-09-2018 01:16 PM

That was nice of you Jim! The sap wood gives it a nice look! I bet she was thrilled to receive this great looking yarn bowl.

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

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#9 posted 03-09-2018 02:11 PM


Those sap wood spots look like clouds!

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

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#10 posted 03-09-2018 02:28 PM

Love the wood grain and the sap wood accent. Nice luster too.

Have you ever thought about a real hobby?

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#11 posted 03-09-2018 02:41 PM

Superb turning and certainly beautiful wood and its finiish. Here’s to ya!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#12 posted 03-09-2018 03:06 PM

I don’t know exactly why but this is elegant… Just grabs me…

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#13 posted 03-09-2018 03:12 PM

Beautiful yet practical Jim. Nicely turned!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 03-09-2018 07:07 PM

This one really stands out Jim. Nice job. Not knowing anything about the knitting scene, I’m surprised the bowl doesn’t tip over when the yarn is pulled.

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

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#15 posted 03-09-2018 07:26 PM

I’m sure she love your bowl, practical yet a work of art.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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