Eucalyptus Bowl #33

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-03-2012 02:15 AM 1751 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a bowl that was ordered by one of our residents in High Chaparral Park in Arizona. I had given her a small one I made from her firewood pile and now she wanted a larger one. This one is 5 1/4” diameter and 3 3/4” high. It is about the max I can make on my mini lathe. We are short of tools here and I had to chain saw it round in the lathe to make it clear the ways. It was made from a larger piece of eucalyptus fire wood. It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

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

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 02:30 AM

nice looking bowl like the grain pattern

-- Paul

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 02:37 AM

That is a nice bowl.


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#3 posted 02-03-2012 03:11 AM

this is beautiful Jim. I could see it heaped with ice cream.. oh yea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 03:33 AM

Roger, I figure it should hold about a quart of ice cream!!

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

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 04:09 AM

Nice one Jim, especially with the shorage of tools. You brought the grain out beautifully.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 05:03 AM

Another nice bowl created from the firewood pile .
Very nice Jim and I love your choice of tools ,chainsaw huh? I like it .
Tools are where you find them .


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#7 posted 02-03-2012 05:44 AM

nice bowl. the grain looks great and a I really like the shape especially the way you turned the lip at the top.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 02-03-2012 05:47 AM

You are right on top of your game no matter where you are, Michigan or Arizona makes no differance. Trust you are haveing a Great Winter!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 02-03-2012 06:28 AM

Hi Chuck. It is fun down here. There are two lathes in the park now. LJ Dingle is here with one too.
One guy bought a band saw, but it is a 9” and it only cuts 3 3/4 high. We really need a 6” high throat. We are shopping for a drill press this weekend! We have about 5 chain saws and we use the heck out of them.
No shortage of wood!!!!!!!!...............Jim

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

#10 posted 02-03-2012 06:35 AM

That is beautiful,Jim !!!


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#11 posted 02-03-2012 07:05 AM

Jim, thats a fine looking bowl! Even better that you salvaged some fire wood! I’d love to turn bowls/plates but my neighbor doesnt have the attachments for his lathe! Some day I’ll get into it!

I wish you all the best!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#12 posted 02-03-2012 07:54 AM

Using Eucalypt in bowls, wow. I have used some in a box I made but it has such as harsh life here it is not the easiest timber to use generally. But you certainly found a nice piece there. BTW we have thousands of species of Eucalypt here, so many in fact that they have split it up into 3 related species Citriodora and Angophra (not sure if that spelling is right). These species are so closely related that our tree experts took years before they could get consensus on it. They are so close in fact that if it were any other species they would not of bothered.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#13 posted 02-03-2012 07:57 AM

Wow why beautiful bowl ,great wood super turning.

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#14 posted 02-03-2012 08:49 AM

Trying to figure out “wer’s u at man” :: )))
Hey nice job Jim (as usual mate), My youngest just droped a Euc’ on their Block so I have to get out there quick before it checks to bad & see what I can salvage for a bit of a turn. The back is giving me S..T at the moment so aint been doing much turning Jim so you keep getting ahead :: ))))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#15 posted 02-03-2012 03:04 PM

A great looking bowl. I really like that one. Well done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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