Bowl #41 and Business Card Holders

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-26-2012 10:55 PM 1819 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 41st bowl and I don’t know what kind of wood it is. It is 6” x 2 1/2” with a 1/8” wall and finished with clear matte spray.
It had cracked when I started on the inside so I had to take it off and epoxy it and re-turn the outside and the inside.
This is one of the 4 pieces I soaked in the Minwax pre-stain conditioner to make it turn cleaner. It did help clean up the end grain but when I went to sand it, the conditioner must still be in it because it gummed up the sand paper all the while.

The two business card holders are made from Corian. I used posts to make them full view card holders. I glued the 1/2” Corian together to make the posts which are sitting back at a 15 degree angle. The larger 1 1/8”post required a little more material so I used a contrasting color. The posts were turned to size on the metal lathe and the slots were cut in the mill.
They are finished with clear matte spray…....................Jim

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

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#1 posted 06-26-2012 11:16 PM

Up to your usual stadard Jim, :: ))) thoes card holders will sell like crazy, you sure could get some variations with them
cheers mate

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

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#2 posted 06-26-2012 11:47 PM

Nice looking job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 06-27-2012 12:47 AM

You’re still cranking out SUPER COOL stuff!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#4 posted 06-27-2012 01:12 AM

Good stuff, not just because I am a fan.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#5 posted 06-27-2012 03:16 AM

There isn’t anything that I can add to the above remarks Jim other than to ask that next time you make a card holder, you take a few shots of the milling because I’m very much a self taught amateur on the mill and would love to see how you go about it, pretty please!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#6 posted 06-27-2012 05:30 AM

Neat bowl. Did you notice the horseshoe on the bowl in the third picture? Perhaps 41 is your lucky number. Nice job!

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#7 posted 06-27-2012 04:13 PM

Super fine, super thin bowl there Jim. Really nicely turned. I like the card holders. Is the Corian easy to work with?

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

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 06-28-2012 10:23 AM

Great work with the corian Jim, nice to see you using alternative material should be good sellers.

Nice bowl and sounds like a good save.

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

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#9 posted 07-02-2012 09:59 AM

Beautiful bowl Jim.
I love the unknown wood.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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