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    Elm Slab Bowl

    This bowl was turned from a large bunch of elm I picked up from along the road about a year ago. I had cut a few of the logs in half, sealed them and then just put them on a shelf. I was going to rough turn a round bowl, but the wood seemed to be stable enough to just turn to finish. I decided to leave the shape the same as the bowl blank because there was some interesting grain from a small branch protruding out of it. I did add a little CA glue to hold that bit together, but the rest is holding on. I will be drilling a hole and adding a brass rod in order to enable this piece to stand on end as the last photo below shows. 13" side to side and 3" tall with 4 coats of danish oil.

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    Very nice Jeff. You spoke of a brass rod. Is there any 'left-over' wood you could make a stand with?



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    Nice job, Jeff. Looks like crotch figure working there, but branches will do much the same thing if you catch them just right. Looks great to me.
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    Good stuff, Jeff. I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Townend View Post
    Very nice Jeff. You spoke of a brass rod. Is there any 'left-over' wood you could make a stand with?
    Frank, I'll have to look...I was thinking the brass rod would be simple. Drill a hole stick it in, done.

    thanks for the comments.
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    I like it too!!! LOTS!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Frank, I'll have to look...I was thinking the brass rod would be simple. Drill a hole stick it in, done.

    thanks for the comments.
    Something like this:
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    Jeff that is a great piece with some great looking wood. Well done.
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    Nicely done, Jeff. I like the display idea also.

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    nice piece of elm jeff! now what to put in it?? jelly beans or some nuts?
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