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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-25-2021 05:02 AM 815 views 1 time favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl was turned from some 40 yr old Pistachio from Dead Tree Salvage saw mill. Pistachio cracks a lot when it dries and this was no exception. It was very hard to cut – especially on the inside- and was filled a lot. I added some twisted 14 gauge copper wire in the top and turquoise inlay to fill the groove.

It is 6 1/2” diameter and 3 3/4” high and finished with Danish oil and buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 02-25-2021 05:26 AM

I love that wood Jim! Nice job on the rim and filling the cracks.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 02-25-2021 05:47 AM

Great looking bowl.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 02-25-2021 05:51 AM

Another beauty Jim. The twisted wire in the turquoise is a real eye catcher. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 02-25-2021 05:57 AM

Nice bowl Jim! Is the turquoise real, or just a dyed powder?

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#5 posted 02-25-2021 06:06 AM

That’s cool Jim and a nice looking piece of Pistachio. I’m guessing you cut a groove just deep enough to bury most of the wire, fill with turquoise and sand flat? Came out great. I may have to give that a try.

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

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#6 posted 02-25-2021 08:19 AM

That’s gorgeous, Jim. Pistachio sure looks a lot like Olive, dunnit?

About your blurry photographs. You’d do well to back away from the subject, by several feet, then fill the frame by zooming in. If it won’t focus clearly when it fills the frame, back off some more. More light will also help. Just trying to be helpful, my Beloved Buddy.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 02-25-2021 10:38 AM

Wow that is cool!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 02-25-2021 10:59 AM

Very nice Jim, love the twisted effect in the inlay.
Really tops it off.


-- 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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#9 posted 02-25-2021 11:10 AM

Very cool edge!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 02-25-2021 11:11 AM

Wow , nice work, now fill it with pistachio , it will look even better. tanks for showing

-- andrek

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#11 posted 02-25-2021 12:13 PM

Beautiful piece, really like the inlay.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#12 posted 02-25-2021 01:04 PM

beautiful growth patterns – not too sure about the turquoise in that particular use, but still really nice

-- 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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#13 posted 02-25-2021 01:27 PM

That’s a pretty one, Jim! Nice job with the inlays.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#14 posted 02-25-2021 02:16 PM

Gorgeous wood.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#15 posted 02-25-2021 02:54 PM

ditto to all said,i gotta try some inlay like the shape 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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