Flared Vase of Fire

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-28-2013 07:07 PM 2341 views 2 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a shape I have been meaning to turn for a long time when I found the perfect piece of wood. I bought this slab of box elder shown in the last photo. It is 4” thick and 10” wide….& red through and through
The vase is 8” x 3” high. It would have been 1” higher but cracked pieces flew off at a regular rate until I got to something solid. It is about 5/32’ wall tapering to a sharp edge. I wish I could have saved all that pretty wood I cut to chips!!

It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 09-28-2013 07:19 PM

Very nice bowl Jim…looks awesome and the colour is beautiful. excellent turning.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 09-28-2013 07:21 PM

That turned out great Jim. Beautifully shaped with great color. Some flying pieces and still utilizing most of the piece you started with is great. I have bad luck with box elder but some day hope to turn a successful piece.

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

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#3 posted 09-28-2013 07:21 PM

really, really nice. I wish I could find some of that wood to build some of my toys with.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 07:30 PM

Absolutely beautiful Jim. I really like the wide flare the you put on the vase. Awesome work.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 09-28-2013 08:36 PM

Another SUPER COOL bowl!

Very nice, Jim!

That’s really very thin isn’t it?
... ever break if dropped?

COOL work as usual…

Thank you.

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

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#6 posted 09-28-2013 08:42 PM

That’s an awesome piece Jim!


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#7 posted 09-28-2013 09:24 PM

Very nice. I just love the color of Box Elder. You made that piece look good.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#8 posted 09-28-2013 09:31 PM

Very, very attractive, with great finish.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 09-28-2013 09:34 PM

It’s beautiful…almost looks like glass. Very well done!


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#10 posted 09-28-2013 09:42 PM

Beautiful Jim!! Just Beautiful!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 09-28-2013 10:04 PM

Wow. That looks amazing

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#12 posted 09-28-2013 10:11 PM

A lovely rich coloured piece of timber Jim, you lucky devil we don’t get any of that down our way.
I like the shape you turned & the base which gives it some real elevation.
Well done Mate

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

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#13 posted 09-28-2013 11:16 PM

You picked the ideal shape to show off the beautiful colors in this bowl.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Bob Collins

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#14 posted 09-29-2013 12:27 AM

Really something beautiful Jim, box elder is hard to find down this way. You turned the shape great to bring out the fire look. Well done.

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

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#15 posted 09-29-2013 01:02 AM

great job for an awesome piece Jim!

-- Back home. Fernando

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