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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-13-2020 12:36 AM 713 views 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gift for Dick Versluis, from our woodworking guild, who acquired a lot of cedar from a 150 yr old pickle vat that was disassembled years ago and stored in his neighbor’s barn . I got one plank and wanted to show Dick what it looked like turned.

I stumbled across a You Tube video from Sprague Woodturning ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv8RD9LvS0M ) where the guy was inlaying twisted copper wire in the rim of his bowl..so I just had to incorporate that into this one. I stripped the insulation off about 4 ft of 14 gauge solid copper wire and twisted it the my drill just as he did. He used soapstone and I used turquoise for the added fill inlay.

This bowl is 7” x 2” high and finished with Danish Oil and buffed and waxed.

Below are some of the process shots:

Cheers, Jim

Twisting the wire:

Fitting it to the diameter of the groove

Glued in with CA glue

Adding the turquoise and CA glue

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





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Jerry

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#1 posted 09-13-2020 12:40 AM

That’s quite the bowl Jim, really nicely done!

-- 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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lew

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#2 posted 09-13-2020 12:41 AM

Cool looking bowl, Jim.
That barrel must have had really thick sides

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

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pottz

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#3 posted 09-13-2020 12:59 AM

damn jim that is just bad ass turning and inlaying.you just keep amazing me with what you do everyday,stuff that most turn out yearly,not weekly,or daily!!!you always make me smile my friend.

-- 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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#4 posted 09-13-2020 02:07 AM

That is nice Jim! What a neat idea for the edge. I like it a lot!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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kiefer

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#5 posted 09-13-2020 03:10 AM

Very nice turning Jim with a bit of history preserved .
That copper wire twist is a great touch and I am going to steal it and thinking already where I can use
where I can use it .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 09-13-2020 03:25 AM

I like the idea of the inlay in the top of the bowl. The copper and turquoise looks cool.

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

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mel52

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#7 posted 09-13-2020 03:30 AM

Great looking bowl. We don’t have any Cedar around here that looks a solid red like that. Is that the natural color or did the chemicals from the pickle vat help. Our Cedar here in N.W. Kansas is Eastern Red Cedar. Excellent job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#8 posted 09-13-2020 03:59 AM

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pottz

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#9 posted 09-13-2020 04:07 AM

im sorry to highjack this thread but id like to mention that jerry’s home is in the path of a fire that he may lose it,so i just want all to know what his situation is,he wont mention it because thats the kind of guy he is,and im just asking all to pray for him.sorry jer i just had too.

-- 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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jeff

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#10 posted 09-13-2020 07:02 AM

Nice looking bowl. Would’ve never thought about adding something like copper as an inlay.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#11 posted 09-13-2020 08:26 AM

100% perfect, flowless!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Bob Collins

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#12 posted 09-13-2020 08:43 AM

Nicely done Jim, interesting video on the copper inlay. Cheers.

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

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Peteybadboy

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#13 posted 09-13-2020 10:52 AM

Jim, nice bowl! Love the inlay.

Whishing Jerry the best. Pray for rain.

-- Petey

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 09-13-2020 12:48 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Hi Lew, the wood is a little over 2” thick and smells a little like pickle at first. I glued a spigot to this piece to keep it as high a bowl as i could.

Hi Mel, we don’t have any cedar around here that looks like that either. Dick is making chairs out of it and I noticed how tight and clear the grain was and he gave me a piece. It is soft but not real light like our red cedar.

I’ll be praying for Jerry that the fire does not reach his house!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 09-13-2020 02:58 PM

Very nice Jim

Praying for rain for Jerry

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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