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Thread: "Gift" Bowl and 3 others....

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Buse Township MN

    "Gift" Bowl and 3 others....

    Our area got hit with some impressive winds last summer when a "twister" almost touched down...... I helped some folks from church clean up their yard and got about 1 1/2 cords of firewood for my trouble. This bowl is turned from a piece of elm that the wife's father planted back in 1915 or so.............

    8 1/2 x 3 1/4....sanded thru 800 on inside, wire brushed on outside. Walnut oil finish, no buff.

    Russian Olive............this piece was REALLY checked bad, but got something out of it.
    5 1/4 x 2 1/2 Walnut Oil finish.

    Walnut from my free tree score a few months ago.....the sap is sooooooo white!
    6 3/4 x 2 3/4 Walnut Oil finish.

    And some more Hackberry..... Sanded thru 800 on inside, outside wire brushed AND with no wobbles but don't fall down!

    5 1/2 x 2 1/2 Walnut Oil finish........

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  2. #2
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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    all of them are beautiful!
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  3. #3
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    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Very nice indeed, that Walnut is fantastic!

    Great pictures as well
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Kea'au Hawaii. Just down the road from Hilo town!
    Nice work Berry! Loved that walnut!

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Vernon, WI
    Barry all of those are great! I really like the Olive bowl. Holy grain on that Elm! That looks crazy, in a good way. Seems like the grain is really tight and close together for Elm too Looks really nice I like em all.

  6. #6
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    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Very impressive Barry. The grain you found is incredible!

  7. #7
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    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Great job Barry! The elm is my favorite. I like the wire brushing on the outside.
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  8. #8
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    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    I have a hugh Elm laying behind the shop I had cut about a year and half ago... hope mine turns out as nice as yours... that is some spectacular grain pattern on that one.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    My vote goes to the round-bottomed bowl. All of them look real nice, though.
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Cornwall, England
    Put me down for the elm Though the wallnut is impressive I can't help thinking it looks a bit like cow hide.

    Nice to see some bowls with simple clean lines. Makes a pleasant change from arty ones and natural edge. These look good and useful at the same time


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