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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-30-2021 03:58 PM 838 views 0 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was watching my hero, Jimmy Clewes ,turning a bowl with an ogee curve on the bottom and stained top flange so I decided to make one similar with a different twist.. I turned this walnut bowl with the curve on the bottom and made a narrow center for a floating look from the end. It has an inner overhang on the inside. I added some copper wire and turquoise in the rim to finish it off .There were two pieces cut from the walnut slab I got from the sawmill last month…first cut off the log that was thrown away.

I added a shot is what is left from the slab I cut it from and the other piece that has a crack down the center so they both will be firewood.

This bowl is 10 1/4” diameter and 2 1/4” high. It is 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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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 07-30-2021 04:12 PM

Beautiful work Jim.
The turning is sweet and the embellishments of copper and turquoise really compliment each other and complete the bowl. Yah.. I’ve made a few blanks that ended up in the firewood pile. Thats always a little discouraging but so much less than an exploding bowl on the lathe.

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Ivan

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#2 posted 07-30-2021 04:15 PM

Fascinating, design, inlay…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 07-30-2021 04:44 PM

wow Jim, the copper/turquoise really sets it off

-- 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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gdaveg

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#4 posted 07-30-2021 04:46 PM

Jim,

I really like the bowl with inlay. Nice work.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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John Stegall

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#5 posted 07-30-2021 05:22 PM

I was lucky enough to take a workshop from him then after day one, I drove him about 40 miles to dinner with one of our members. Very skilled turner and teacher and a great conversationalist. You did your usual outstanding job of turning a gem.

-- jstegall

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987Ron

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#6 posted 07-30-2021 07:15 PM

NICE WORK. The inlay is really great.

-- Ron

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pottz

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#7 posted 07-30-2021 07:51 PM

beautiful turning as usual jim.gotta try the copper wire inlay looks great with the turquoise.

-- 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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splintergroup

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#8 posted 07-30-2021 09:41 PM

Another ace Jim!.

That twisted inlay has me intrigued, definitely on the bucket list for trimming a box or frame in the future!

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lew

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#9 posted 07-30-2021 11:45 PM

Man, that is purdy!

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

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crowie

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#10 posted 07-31-2021 12:43 AM

Seeing great pieces of timber turned into beautiful pieces of functional art almost tempts me to start woodturning. Lovely sir.

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

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swirt

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#11 posted 07-31-2021 01:01 AM

Love it all, but I am fascinated by the copper and turquoise pattern. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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John

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#12 posted 07-31-2021 01:22 AM

That’s some fancy turning Jim, nicely done!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 07-31-2021 01:43 AM

Another fine bowl. Jimmy C move over. The floating look is great and your an artist when it comes perfectly placing the copper in the turquoise.

-- James E McIntyre

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 07-31-2021 02:23 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Jimmy Clewes got me interested into trying this one and I have been on there 3 days now..

Hi Crowie, once you get started, you will be hooked. Turning enhances other pieces with spindles , handles or discs!

Cheers, Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 07-31-2021 03:03 AM

Nice twist to the bowl Jim. I just gotta try that copper wire trick, just gotta. I may get hooked too.

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

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