Rosewood Dish

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-27-2021 12:18 AM 756 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend from Minnesota bought a slab of East Indian Rosewood and took it back to the saw mill to have it cut thinner and I got the piece that was cut off. Well his piece cracked and warped so bad that he threw it out and never made the project it was purchased for. The piece I took home to here in Mich cracked all over in the sapwood and warped a little so I cut out the heart wood and glued on a spigot and made this dish. I’ll give it to him so he has something for all he spent on that slab.

It is 7 1/4” x 3/4” thick 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 07-27-2021 12:49 AM

Very nicely done Jim, beautiful grain patterns.sorry to hear about the friends loss.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 07-27-2021 01:32 AM

real nice jim,and a great save on some beautiful sure he’ll feel a lot better getting that.

-- 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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#3 posted 07-27-2021 01:34 AM

Beautiful wood. Love the color. Really like the way you did the bottom.

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

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#4 posted 07-27-2021 01:56 AM

Nice grass…

Sorry JJ, never got into bowl turning so I’m no authority to critique… other than you’ve done a helluva better job than I could/would ever do.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 07-27-2021 02:55 AM

That’s a gorgeous piece of timber and you’ve done a beaut job on the bowl

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

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#6 posted 07-27-2021 05:09 AM


Great lookin dish out of a fabulous piece of wood!!!!

Good job.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#7 posted 07-27-2021 05:24 AM

Rosewood looks pretty good!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 07-27-2021 05:55 AM

Great job on the dish. Has some excellent looking grain in it also. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 07-27-2021 07:49 AM

Nice looking dish.Your friend will appreciate it for sure.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 07-27-2021 09:19 AM

Very nice Jim, great save.


-- 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 07-27-2021 09:30 AM

The grass is nice, looks like rye. The dish is nice too. Nice save

-- Petey

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#12 posted 07-27-2021 01:02 PM

That dish has a lot going on with the grain, great save. I wish my rosewood looked that cool. Nice work Jim.

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

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#13 posted 07-27-2021 01:30 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I sent the photo to Jim In Minnesota so he knows it’s coming!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 07-27-2021 02:39 PM

Cute little bowl and lovely wood. Nice job

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#15 posted 07-27-2021 03:05 PM

Beautiful wood Jim, nice job on the save.

-- Think safe, be safe

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