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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-05-2020 03:02 AM 836 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece I made to show some of the guys here how I make these being that we don’t have a hollowing tool. I get asked on LJ’s how I do it so I posted some process shots below. It is done almost entirely with a 5/8” bowl gouge working the inside from the bottom.

This is a small vase( 4 1/4” diameter and 4” high ) made from mesquite sap wood showing and inlaid with a little turquoise in a few of the cracks that surfaced. It is finished with Danish Oil and then buffed and waxed.

From the shots below, it started with a mesquite log that was from a tree we cut 2 weeks ago.
A tenon was turned on both ends and then the part for the bottom was parted off for plugging the bottom and holding the piece while finishing the top.
Here are the process shots:

and

I made a jam chuck to fit the top and used it to turn off the bottom tenon to the bottom of the piece.

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





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#1 posted 03-05-2020 03:13 AM

Its not even tomorrow. Doing double time now I guess.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 03-05-2020 03:15 AM

Really beautiful Jim

-- 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. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 03-05-2020 03:50 AM

Mighty clever Jim…

-- 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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#4 posted 03-05-2020 07:10 AM

Beautiful vase Jim. I have also a large amount of mesquite on my farm. Thank you for the process shots. It will defnitely help me to also turn one of these vases.

-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa

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#5 posted 03-05-2020 09:49 AM

Jim, you are true inspiration an teacher… Grrat work on this id one

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-05-2020 01:46 PM

Fantastic tutorial and beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your expertise and inspiring all of us.

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#7 posted 03-05-2020 02:58 PM

Who needs a hollowing tool right Jim. There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Nice work.

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

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#8 posted 03-05-2020 03:11 PM

beautiful jim love that wood.

-- 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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#9 posted 03-05-2020 07:06 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. I’ll wait to see who attempts one here.

Hi Dave…we don’t need no stinking hollowing tool!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 03-05-2020 10:03 PM

That mesquite sure is beautiful!!

Like your little gauge for tenons and recesses.

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

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#11 posted 03-06-2020 01:09 AM

Nice touch with the turquoise.

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#12 posted 03-06-2020 03:21 PM

Hi Jim,
Wonderful to see the photos of how you did it, thank you.
I sometimes wonder how you turning guys pull off what you do.
Impressive and educating.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#13 posted 03-07-2020 10:16 PM

Good blog on method Jim.

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

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#14 posted 03-08-2020 04:49 AM

Thanks Lew, Danny,Mads and tony!!

Hi Lew, I use the Go/ No-go gage all the time on the lathe. I have all the kids at school using them too. It saves a lot of time measuring with a caliper!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 03-08-2020 04:16 PM

Nice work Jim, you sure make stuff look easy!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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