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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-04-2019 12:08 AM 849 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These area couple bowls I turned at school between classes or when I didn’t have any turning students for that class. These roughed out blanks were on the shelf for quite a while and no one wanted to finish them, so…

The walnut bowl is 6” x 2 1/4” and is finished with clear gloss lacquer.

The Osage orange bowl with the branch hole through it is 7” x 4 1/2” and is finished with satin poly.

I’m giving the walnut bowl to the new secretary at the high school who lets me in with the visitor badge each day.
I giving the Osage bowl to my friends Myron and Diane who gave me the big stash of Osage Orange wood a couple years ago.

Cheers, Jim

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





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lew

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#1 posted 10-04-2019 12:51 AM

Lovely bowls! Nice gesture for the secretary.

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

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 10-04-2019 02:52 AM

Glad you finished them off and gave them a home Jim. I have quite a few that need to be finished. I have to get myself back in gear again.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 10-04-2019 02:59 AM

LOOK GREAT!

Do you have to pay for the wood?

Have a good one!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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Ivan

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#4 posted 10-04-2019 05:55 AM

Nice and clean! Not usual shapes made with some very beautiful pieces of wood. Finish looks freat too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 10-04-2019 04:34 PM

Both are gorgeous!

I am sure the recipents will be thrilled too.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 10-04-2019 05:58 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments!!

Hi Ralph..The secretary was real surprised when I gave her the walnut one today..something from the wood shop!! I added the turquoise inlay and finished it at home.

cheers, Jim

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

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#7 posted 10-04-2019 07:59 PM

That was a kind gesture. It would be great for the secretary if you brought her something made of wood every time she opens the door. She could open a great shop that sold your wonderful creations.
I like the Osage bowl. Never heard of that wood. I researched it. It’s named after the Osage Indian tribe who made bows from it. I’d like to get a good size log of it. You can call it the Bowl With The Hole. Maybe an arrow went through it. (:~]

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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Cliff

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#8 posted 10-04-2019 11:47 PM

Beautiful Bowls Jim…..

Cliff

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 10-05-2019 12:26 AM

Thanks Sawdust whisperer and Cliff!. Osage orange makes great fence posts, too. I’m told it will last 100 years in the ground and not rot.

Cheers, Jim

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

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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 10-05-2019 07:24 AM

At first glance, I had an inside-out experience. Kinda like looking at an Escher. The Orange bowl appeared to have a piece of a branch sticking up from the bottom. I’m all Whaaa? Looking. Looking. And, looking some more. OH! That’s not a branch sticking up out of the bottom at all. It’s a hole in the side. Anyone else’s compass fall of her gimbals like that?

Fine looking bowls, Mr. Jim.

-- Mark

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 10-05-2019 04:51 PM

Thanks, Mark. that hole is left from where a branch once was in the tree.

cheers, Jim

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

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#12 posted 10-08-2019 01:32 AM

Mark at first it looked like a one of the optical illusions.

Jim. The Osage is incredible. It’s so hard and I read the it has the highest BTU’s of any wood in North America.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 10-08-2019 12:00 PM

Thanks ,SawDustWhisperer. Osage pops when it burns, too.

cheers, Jim

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

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