Pistachio Crotch Bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-14-2019 11:01 PM 1297 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made my first trip this season year to Dead Tree Salvage in Casa Grande to see John Goodwin’s new Electric Woodmizer saw mill and picked up this piece of very dry pistachio crotch wood . It was very hard and required a lot of sharpening but I finally finished it.

It is 6 1/2” and 3” high and finished with Danish Oil and 3 stage buff and wax.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-14-2019 11:32 PM

Very NICE!

-- 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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#2 posted 12-14-2019 11:35 PM

Wow Jim your bowl is awesome looking!

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

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#3 posted 12-15-2019 12:18 AM

New location,new wood. Nice work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 12-15-2019 12:29 AM

Nice work as always sir…well done!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 12-15-2019 12:31 AM

Really nice, bowl Jim. Pistachio is sure pretty. What’s that blue stuff? Hee hee.
Glad John got his saw finally. Pickens were slim earlier.
BIL, in Illinois is just starting to turn. In Nov, we took him a load of mesquite and pistachio…male and female and, some crotches. Haven’t heard about his experiences with either. We came back with a full load of Illinois black walnut, maple and cherry. It’s drying now. By next fall, it’ll be ready. The wettest was 16%.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 12-15-2019 12:40 AM

another jim jakosh work of art,beautiful.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 12-15-2019 02:29 AM

That is quite attractive. Great looking wood and a nice style on the shape of the bowl.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 12-15-2019 03:17 AM

Magic piece of wood Jim.


-- 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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#9 posted 12-15-2019 03:36 AM

Wonderful bowl as always. How did you like John Goodwins’s electric Woodmizer?
Does it have enough power? What voltage was it?

-- James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 12-15-2019 04:59 AM tree leftovers left behind….good work buddy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-15-2019 02:15 PM

Nice bowl Jim. I think you love going to Arizona just for the Pistachio.

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

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#12 posted 12-15-2019 02:33 PM

a lot of character in this one

-- 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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#13 posted 12-15-2019 02:58 PM

That is gorgeous, Jim!

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

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#14 posted 12-15-2019 03:28 PM

No time for a breather before heading into the shop?

Love the look! Nice addition of the base ring (to keep it sitting flat I assume?)

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#15 posted 12-15-2019 04:43 PM

That’s a very beautiful turning Jim and you used just the right shape to get the most out of the crotch piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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