Hot Salsa Bowl #3

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-03-2020 09:13 PM 673 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This salsa bowl was made from male pistachio wood. It is 11 1/4” x 2” deep and finished with Danish Oil and buffed and waxed.

The last 3 shots are of the fractal burning process…it was very hot for while .
It comes with glass bowl for the salsa which can be used in the microwave to make it literally HOT salsa, too.

The selection of pistachio was not real good this year. This was the best piece I could find that was this wide and it did have a lot of worm holes in the sap wood. It was filled about 7 times to get all to voids completely level.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 04-03-2020 10:05 PM

Awesome looking salad bowl! I see your using your stay at home order time wisely.

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#2 posted 04-03-2020 10:33 PM

Love it Jim!

-- Sheila - "There is no scrap wood, just pieces not yet used"

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#3 posted 04-03-2020 11:17 PM

Looks like trees and bushes around the bowl from the burning. Nice work with both turning and burning Jim. That could be the title in your next project making things like this. A turn and burn project.

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

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#4 posted 04-03-2020 11:26 PM

this is just gorgeous, and I love the wood choice ,even if I did not knew the existence since today. bravo.

-- andrek

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#5 posted 04-03-2020 11:37 PM

Love the wood Jim, nothing like that up this way. I have a blank just for this purpose, I’ll get to it one of these days.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 04-03-2020 11:43 PM

Very impressive Jim.

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

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#7 posted 04-04-2020 01:08 AM

Isolation is doing you good Jim, like this bowl and your burning. What is the voltage of your system?

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

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#8 posted 04-04-2020 01:19 AM

Nice bowl Jim

-- 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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#9 posted 04-04-2020 01:47 AM

Nice turning the turquoise looks great.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 04-04-2020 04:10 AM

Double wow Jim.
Absolutely beautiful


-- 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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#11 posted 04-04-2020 05:52 AM

Now you’re just showing off, Jim. It’s not often that I see something in these pages that I wish I could have for my own.
Question about the burning: After the burn, I suppose the crags are somewhat depressed. (Material gets burned away, I’m sure.) Do you infill those depressions to bring them flush with the surface? Like, with CA or epoxy?

-- Mark

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#12 posted 04-04-2020 12:35 PM

Love this , I can’t wait til I can do some fractal work… Outstanding work.

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

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#13 posted 04-04-2020 12:38 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. These give me a chance to get the burner out again.

Hi Bob. I’m running only 2000 volts but 500 milliamps. That is the dangerous part!

Hi Mark. It depends on the piece whether I fill the burned area. Withe concave surfae like this I never put inlay in the burned part.To just get it n the burned area and not on top of the wood, it would require sanding and I don’t want to risk sanding our any of the pattern in doing that. I would not pour epoxy resin on it because it will puddle at the bottom. I like to have a flat surface for that or at least a chance for runoff.

Cheers, JIm

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

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#14 posted 04-04-2020 01:59 PM

Just fantastic indeed! So many amaizing technics and elements in one project

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 04-04-2020 02:30 PM

Stylish and functional Jim, The smaller scale of the burnings fits perfectly!

It’d be cool if you can train your burns to mimic animal cave drawings 8^)

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