Birch Log Bowl inspired by Bambi

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-14-2018 12:22 AM 1204 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some time between classes at school last week and remembered the process shots of how Bambi (ZAGREB) turned a bowl from a log with the centers in from the sides so I tried it with with this short birch log. It was green and real fun to shape. It was 3” diameter and 7” long and there is just a wee bit of birch bark left on it

I dried it a bit and finished it with clear enamel spray.

It sold right away today at the craft show.

cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 10-14-2018 12:26 AM

Looks great.

Fast sale is also a big plus!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 10-14-2018 12:44 AM

Now Jim & Bambi, I must give it a go as well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 10-14-2018 12:45 AM

Cool! A different approach. Congrats on the sale Jim. Looks like bambi method worked out well!

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

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#4 posted 10-14-2018 12:57 AM


Reminds me of a Matador’s hat… sorta…

Very COOL…

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#5 posted 10-14-2018 01:16 AM

That’s pretty darn cool, I like it!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 10-14-2018 01:50 AM

Nicely done Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 10-14-2018 02:56 AM

nice bowl GRATZ ON sale GREAT JOB :<)) ALSO GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 10-14-2018 05:02 AM

A tater chip….

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 10-14-2018 06:59 AM

Oh,yes Jim,that is realy beauty
I am proud you try something mine.
But…where is bananas?lol
Winter will be cold and whatch out what are you doing with logs…hehe…
Thank you and wish you health and happiness

-- bambi

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#10 posted 10-14-2018 10:18 AM

yet another way to use a log – good job Jim

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#11 posted 10-14-2018 12:04 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. It was fun.

Hi Bambi, I did not lay it out long enough to make the banana shape and therefore lost more bark. The white birch bark curled up in a fuzz when turning it anyway. I just peeled it off as I went along. It dried pretty quick in the furnace room.
I did have to throw a lot of logs I had saved into the wood furnace. They cracked from end to end!.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 10-14-2018 12:44 PM

Jim, that will make a perfect banana bowl. Looks like it could be a little tricky. Just enough bark for character.

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

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#13 posted 10-14-2018 01:38 PM


That birch bark really adds to the beauty of it.

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

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#14 posted 10-14-2018 02:35 PM

Teaching and having fun, great way to live, guess you will be heading off to sunshine soon though.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 10-14-2018 02:43 PM

Beautiful bowl Jim. Bark edged bowls are fun to turn.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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