Walnut Dish

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-17-2019 08:57 PM 828 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After going by this piece of walnut many times, it said it wanted to be a dish so that is what I made it into.
It is 8 1/2” x 1 1/2” high and finished with Danish Oil and then buffed and waxed.
I turned it 2 weeks ago and forgot about it after I oiled it .I saw it in the furnace room and buffed it up today.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 10-17-2019 09:24 PM

A sad story that ends well! I’m happy to hear that your lonely walnut finally decided to tell you what it wanted to be!
I think Mr. Walnut chose it’s transformation wisely and now Now Mr. Walnut has a purpose in life!
Nice work Jim!

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

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#2 posted 10-17-2019 09:57 PM

Very nice!

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#3 posted 10-17-2019 10:06 PM

Nice bowl Jim, but if I listened to everything my lumber piles said to me I’d end up with a couple houses.
btw – did you get that video ?

-- 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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#4 posted 10-17-2019 10:14 PM

Very nice if need need to turn something this weekend. We’ll one.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 10-17-2019 10:25 PM

That is some beautiful wood and you did it justice, Jim.

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

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#6 posted 10-17-2019 10:29 PM

Funny how wood can speak to us, sometimes sreaming out what it wants to be:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 10-17-2019 10:44 PM

Your right Jim, wood seems to now what it wants to be. Nice dish, great finish. Cheers.

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

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#8 posted 10-17-2019 10:45 PM

I’m adding this to my favorites just because your comment about the wood telling you what it wanted to be proves that I’m not crazy. Now I can show my relatives written proof that I’m not the only one hearing voices from the wood pile. LOL

Great job, beautiful dish, glad you listened to it.

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 10-18-2019 12:23 AM

Great job on that Jim, the finish is beautiful.

-- 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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#10 posted 10-18-2019 01:27 AM

I also say the wood will tell me what it wants to be. I often wake up with a thought to make something. I do love the bowl nice color and shape.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 10-18-2019 03:33 AM

That wood looks perfect, as well as always interesting shapes

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 10-18-2019 03:59 AM


I can see and taste the nuts in the bowl… YUM! :)


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

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#13 posted 10-18-2019 05:29 AM

Very nice Jim, love the finish.


-- 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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#14 posted 10-18-2019 10:27 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments! I’m glad other have the wood talk to them too. It happens in my shop a lot. That piece just sat there until I took the urn and steady rest off the lathe and then it was its turn so it spoke up! I already had a spigot glued on the back so I would not lose any height in the blank.

Hi Dick. What video was that? I have a real short memory these days.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 10-18-2019 01:05 PM

Fine looking dish Jim. It has great tone to it. You sure get nice results when buffing danish oil out. I wish my projects turned out that good after buffing.

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

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