Rudy Lopez lnspired Bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-11-2019 04:27 AM 1104 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is made from a piece of Rhodendrum brought to me from a friend in Washington state.
I turned him a bowl along the lines of one made by the wood artist, Rudy Lopez. It is 8” x 2 1/2” wide and finished with 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 01-11-2019 04:32 AM

Super Cool!

I think this design would make a nice italian type bread tray. Maybe a small, round recess at the center to capture the bottom of a metal or glass dipping sauce bowl or small ramekin.

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

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#2 posted 01-11-2019 04:44 AM

great work,Jim
Looks lot of effort to make this beauty

-- bambi

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#3 posted 01-11-2019 05:11 AM

A COOL specialized piece of Tire Tread… :)

Very nice grain!

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#4 posted 01-11-2019 06:02 AM

When I typed in “Rhodendrum ,”

...what came up was, of course:


Which is:

That’s not what it is. Is It? If so, I want some. That’s pretty.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 01-11-2019 08:55 AM

That is really specky Jim. Love the wood grain and colour.
Thanks for sharing.


-- 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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#6 posted 01-11-2019 09:18 AM

This is so cool…realy extreme

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 01-11-2019 11:56 AM

tedious work but beautiful end result

-- 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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#8 posted 01-11-2019 01:01 PM

Rhodos must grow much bigger in Washington State than they do here in MO! That’s beautiful Jim!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#9 posted 01-11-2019 01:13 PM

Before reading the title I thought I saw a shoe horn! But now I know it’s way better! Nice work Jim!

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

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#10 posted 01-11-2019 01:36 PM

What….......this is a bowl?
I know it is created like a bowl but hardly can be considered a bowl IMO.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#11 posted 01-11-2019 02:38 PM

A bowl, I would say a hand wacker, keep hand clear, nice wood, will have to try this when I get brave enough

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 01-11-2019 04:06 PM

My imagination sees a candy bowl! Nice piece of wood expressed in bowl-like way!
Well done!
RH, the Bootman

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#13 posted 01-11-2019 06:45 PM

That sure is a bowl of a different color. I think it would be perfect to hold a banana. The Rhodendrum has some great features. Nice job Jim.

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

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#14 posted 01-11-2019 07:54 PM

Beautiful bowl, very difficult to grow rhododendrons here in Ohio – they stay as very small shrubs. Nice to see people using unusual types of wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#15 posted 01-11-2019 08:06 PM

Nice work Jim,

As with the other LJs replies I wondered if it was actually a bowl and if you used a lathe to “turn” it.
If so I would be using a telephoto lens the capture the pictures …that looks really scary stuff to produce.

Mark W yep thats the specis, and you may be waiting a while for a useable piece!

I am off to check out Rudy Lopez’s work now

-- Regards Rob

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