Side Turned Bowl in a Bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-24-2020 04:33 PM 524 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not the usual twice turned banana bowl like I’ve made before. This one started by loading the log in sideways and just cutting the banana shape into it but I thought why waste all the wood in the center….it will make another bowl. So that is what I did. It was a 5” x 10” mesquite log when I started

It is finished with Danish Oil and satin polyurethane..too hard to get in and buff this one.

Sorry, Ivan, I did not have the camera in the shop when I turned this one.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 01-24-2020 04:35 PM

Nice shape….reminds me on cowboy hat a little…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-24-2020 05:03 PM

Very cook Jim! Great shape and very nice grain and color!

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

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#3 posted 01-24-2020 05:40 PM

Would have loved to see this one in progress. Great job!

-- James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 01-24-2020 05:48 PM


That must have been a bear to sand!!

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

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#5 posted 01-24-2020 06:28 PM

that is super nice Jim

I can see dip in the bowl and chips around it (small chips)

-- 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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#6 posted 01-24-2020 07:38 PM

What imagination! Never saw this before. Well done.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 01-24-2020 09:02 PM

Nicely done Jim.

-- 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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#8 posted 01-24-2020 09:15 PM

nice looking work of art GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#9 posted 01-24-2020 09:29 PM

Very interesting piece Jim. Well done sir.

-- 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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#10 posted 01-24-2020 09:35 PM

Beautiful job Jim, can’t imagine how difficult it is to turn with that interrupted cut and than how do you sand it? Do you sand after it comes off the lathe?

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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#11 posted 01-24-2020 09:44 PM


You are amazing!

Awesome project… Great GREAT job!

Thank you!

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

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#12 posted 01-24-2020 10:45 PM

My name Sherman Reeder, wood turning is my hobby. Your bowl in a bowl a very nice piece.

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#13 posted 01-24-2020 11:04 PM

Really out of the box project Jim turned out great and like the idea of not wasting the center wood. Nice finish on the wood. Cheers.

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

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#14 posted 01-25-2020 12:05 AM

That’s getting a little trickier Jim, nice job finishing it up.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 01-25-2020 12:24 AM

dammit jim their you go showin off again,lol.oh my god buddy i dont know how you do what you do,but it’s damn amazing,at least to a simple pen turner like me.incredible work my friend.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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