Black Walnut Burl Bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-20-2020 03:38 AM 932 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is more of an art piece than a functional bowl as it will hold nothing. It is one of 4 pieces cut from a walnut burl I was given this winter here in the park. This was the top part and I turned it just to see if it would stay together.
It is 7 1/2” wide and 4” high and finished with Danish oil and clear gloss .

Cheers and Merry Christmas to all my Lumberjock family…..............Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-20-2020 03:42 AM

Wow Jim. With my luck on the lathe I would have been afraid that it would have blown up in my face while turning it. Beautiful!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#2 posted 12-20-2020 03:47 AM

Pretty timber sir, but that last photo the bowl looks sad that it wasn’t whole.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 12-20-2020 03:50 AM

Looks like a nice helmet in that third photo, Jim! Good job keeping it together.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 12-20-2020 04:05 AM

Cool bowl Jim! 3rd photo it looks evil!

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

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#5 posted 12-20-2020 04:19 AM

That is a work of art, I like it Jim! Merry Christmas!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 12-20-2020 05:09 AM

nice result, not that easy of turn. did very well.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 12-20-2020 05:41 AM

damn i wish you were close id love to come over and learn your techniques.that would scare the hell out of me.nice work jim.

-- 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 12-20-2020 05:58 AM

Some of the coolest woodworking doesn’t end how it was intended to.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 12-20-2020 09:45 AM

Good work….hahaha…now I know how I will call it when it cracs!...Cheers my friend!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 12-20-2020 09:55 AM

Now, that’s what I’m talking about. If I had never seen people like you, who do such things, I would never have know that it’s possible. Thank you. The piece currently on my lathe isn’t done, yet, notwithstanding the fact that I see an ugly impossibility.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 12-20-2020 10:50 AM

Courage is my first and only thought

except that pic #3 could be a mini Darth Vader cap

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

That’s real pretty Jim.

Merry Christmas

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#13 posted 12-20-2020 12:31 PM

I am truly humbled when I see pieces like this! And inspired to keep trying…

Merry Christmas back at you Jim!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#14 posted 12-20-2020 02:02 PM

Not sure which way I like it better Jim. As a bowl or upside down as a stand for something. Very challenging and well done.
The only thing I ever had close to this is one that did blow apart.

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

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#15 posted 12-20-2020 03:34 PM

Playing with explosives on the lathe, you are fearless Jim!


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