This is some Siberian Elm I got last year from big tree that was taken down in my neighborhood. It's been rough turned for about a year and a half, but I wasn't looking forward to finishing it because past experience with other blanks from this tree has shown me how hard Siberian Elmcrete can be once it's dry. (I still have to finish turn the 20" mother bowl this one was cored out of. I'm not looking forward to the process.)
This is nothing fancy, just a shallow bowl, but the figure's pretty nice...this blank was from a crotch in the tree. It's about 13" wide and 2 1/4" tall. I decided to do a slight ogee profile on the outside, just for grins. The finish is polymerized tung oil from Lee Valley. This one still needs buffing and waxing, but I'm in no hurry.
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Comments, critiques, suggestions, and questions are all welcome.