Fractal Burned Crotch Bowls

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-19-2019 05:05 AM 1015 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pair of bowls was turned from the crotch of the mesquite branch I used for a the Guksi. I split the crotch down the middle and made a bowl from each half. Before the inside was turned, I burned some Lichtenburg fractal figures all around them.
They are 6” diameter and about 2 1/4” high and 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 01-19-2019 05:16 AM

I’m really liking the way fractal burning looks. Great job on those awesome bowls Jim!

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

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#2 posted 01-19-2019 05:19 AM

Great bowls & burn effect Jim.

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

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#3 posted 01-19-2019 05:19 AM

Love the colour of the wood Jim, nice work on the outside too!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 01-19-2019 05:32 AM

Nice bowls, nice burning Jim, nice wood.

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

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#5 posted 01-19-2019 05:38 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 01-19-2019 05:39 AM

Thanks Tony, Tony, John and Bob!!

I just got a notice from the AAW (American Association of Woodturners) that they have banned the fractal burning practice because 4 people got killed from it in the last 2 years. I’m in the wood turners guild but not a member of AAW and I’ll not stop doing it because I think I do it safely!.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 01-19-2019 05:59 AM

You are lucky with all thpsr wood on disŇ°ozal- very nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 01-19-2019 07:22 AM

Very nice, be safe.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#9 posted 01-19-2019 01:38 PM

Love the way the fractal color compliments the color of the wood. Beauties!

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

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#10 posted 01-19-2019 02:15 PM

Nice bowls Jim. You must love being out there getting access to that mesquite. I would believe you take precautions when doing the fractal burning. It’s worth the results.

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

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#11 posted 01-19-2019 03:06 PM

Some more exceptional work Jim!

These make me think how cool the fractal burns on that mesquite would look filled with turquoise….

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#12 posted 01-19-2019 03:07 PM


-- 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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#13 posted 01-19-2019 05:38 PM

beautiful bowls 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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#14 posted 01-19-2019 06:49 PM

Very lovely bowl Jim. I’m sure you are careful when doing the burning.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#15 posted 01-20-2019 01:50 AM

Those are beautiful, i really like fractal burning. Great work!

-- Measure twice, cut once, then force it to fit.

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