Ten More Apple Bowls

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-09-2019 05:14 PM 920 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor asked me if I could make 10 more bowls for his grand children out of the old apple tree he cut down. The only logs left were 4 gnarly ones that did not get spit into firewood. I rouged out 12 in April and just finished them today. Two could not be saved. ( I’m lucky to have saved 10).

They range from 3 3/4” to 5 1/2” and are finished with Danish oil and then buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 09-09-2019 05:23 PM

You did a great job on those bowls Jim. I’m surprised you got 10 out of 12. Most of the applewood I ever used was not that solid. Beautiful grain in them.

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

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#2 posted 09-09-2019 06:00 PM

I´ve try turn very dry apple wood and it was very hard to turn
very good turn,Jim,as usual

-- bambi

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#3 posted 09-09-2019 06:37 PM

That grain is something. Beautiful work, Jim. I’m curious, what do you use to inscribe them with?

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#4 posted 09-09-2019 08:08 PM

Curious in a different way- how many hours work are we lookin at here?

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#5 posted 09-09-2019 08:10 PM

Great job! I just hope you didn’t start a family feud by not making them all the same size and shape – I could see people fighting to get the biggest prettiest one. LOL

Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 09-09-2019 08:17 PM

Good looking bowls! Well done!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#7 posted 09-09-2019 10:06 PM

Very well done Jim. I agree with Lynne’s comment about the beautiful grain.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 09-09-2019 10:28 PM

Great looking. I like the different grain in each one. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 09-09-2019 10:29 PM

the neat thing about this batch is that you have to trust that the tree gives you some REALLY attractive grain patterns and it did !

-- 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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#10 posted 09-09-2019 10:41 PM

Looks like a nice bunch of nice Salad Bowls…

S U P E R . . . N I C E !


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#11 posted 09-10-2019 12:07 AM

Nice work Jim, like the grain patterns of the Apple wood. Should be a family feud on who gets which one.
Keep them Elves working mate. Cheers.

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

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#12 posted 09-10-2019 12:17 AM

I feel a sale coming up Jim. Nice bowls.

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

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#13 posted 09-10-2019 01:28 AM

Nice! Will be very meaningful gifts.

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#14 posted 09-10-2019 08:24 AM

You never rest….Those look very lovely. You don’t have hard time with hard apple??

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 09-10-2019 10:52 AM

You are indeed a woodworking Legend Jim,
Suburb mate , superb
Kind regards

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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