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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-20-2020 04:02 PM 632 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a relaxation project. I was in between projects and has some time to spend on the lathe. I was given this 4 ft log and it has been sitting in the barn for 2 year and starting to split pretty bad and I was able to get 4 bowl blanks out of it..burned the rest in the woodburner. Still thinking of what the others will be,

I don’t know what type of wood it is but it turns very nicely
This one finished at 6 1/2” X 2 1/4”high. It is finished with Danish oil and buffed and waxed, the inside is finished with salad bowl finish to make it safe for food,

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 10-20-2020 04:04 PM

I realy admire you…Beautiful smooth surface of that bowl.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-20-2020 04:07 PM

Nice finish Jim. I love the curves on the bowl…very nicely proportioned.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#3 posted 10-20-2020 04:14 PM

it has a nice comfortable look – the grain pattern is there but subtle, very nice 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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#4 posted 10-20-2020 04:37 PM

Nicely done Jim, would love to make something like that one day, I am still not sure when but I will.

-- The woodCrafter

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#5 posted 10-20-2020 04:38 PM

Almost reminds me of Butternut but not sure if that species is prevalent in your are.

What ever it is, it sure made a beautiful bowl!

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 10-20-2020 04:53 PM

Great looking bowl! Jim your finishes are so nice! Especially this one!

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

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#7 posted 10-20-2020 06:29 PM

relax, hell jim id be nervous as hell turning a bowl like that,or any bowl-lol.ive just not gotten comfortable turning yet.i dont know what wood that is but i love the color,and finish is top notch as usuall.

-- 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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#8 posted 10-20-2020 07:12 PM

Holy cow! The finish is just superb. The surface looks so smooth and flawless.

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James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 10-20-2020 09:07 PM

Fine finish and the wood has a nice glow. Your sure are good on that machine.You could give Lathe Lessons.

-- James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 10-20-2020 09:12 PM

Nice bowl Jim with some pretty wood. Looks to be reddish-brown. I just finished a relaxation project, waiting for finish to dry.

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

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#11 posted 10-20-2020 10:37 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship 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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#12 posted 10-21-2020 06:04 AM

Doesn’t make any difference what kind of wood they are when they come out that beautiful. Great job!!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 10-21-2020 02:05 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. This wood buffs up so nice!!!!!!!!

Hi James. I used to teach at our high school until the virus shut everything down in the spring and now they don’t allow any outsiders to come in to the classes. I don’t want to work with a mask on any .

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 10-22-2020 04:37 AM

That’s a beauty Jim. Too bad the students will be missing out on your teaching.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 10-22-2020 09:14 AM

Nice bowl 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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