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    Scalloped Vase

    Here is another in the series of the scalloped vases. This one is Elm and I decided to leave it natural. I really like the little knots and the wood grain. Several light coats of lacquer. It is 7 3/4" tall and 3 3/4" across. Hopefully I can get this one down to the art gallery.
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    WOWThats nice Bernie
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    Bernie,
    The natural elm really looks good and I agree with you on the knots. It looks like a smile. It would be hard not to like this one. Good job and I hope it sells fast.

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    Touche....that deserves a place in the gallery.
    cheers

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    Thanks. Ted I do like the natural elm. It has a lot of grain pattern to it.
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    Bernie W.

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    Bernie,
    Did you just mix me up with Vaughn?? I don't see the resemblance

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    Bernie,
    I keep coming back to look at your scalloped vases... they are really really nice and thinking I need to try one. Really like the Elm... I had a huge elm cut that was dead and parts of it were falling on my shop. I had it cut the first year we were up here in TN, but let it lay too long and think I've lost 90% of it... a couple of the logs are just mush now... some of the ones higher up on the stack may still be usable and I've had a few pieces inside the shop that I might be able to use... I like the grain patterns in Elm.

    Earlier this spring I picked up a limb at a friends house that had fallen out of his elm.. his was a slippery elm (also called a Chinese elm I think...) and a huge tree. The limb I got was over 12 inches diameter... I've done one pepper mill from it and it turned out really nice... I think I may try one of your vases next... I don't have a spindle sander, but will figure out a way to do the scallops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Bernie,
    Did you just mix me up with Vaughn?? I don't see the resemblance
    it's probably the dark glasses...
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    Beautiful work!
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    Thanks to all. Chuck everyone around here calls these elms, chinese elms. Some of the older gentleman call them slippery elm. All I know is they are kinda of a ugly tree especially when they are half dead but the wood is just beautiful.

    Yes Ted I did. I just glanced at the picture this morning in a hurry to get on the road to get grandma down to babysit grandson. I didn't even look at the name. I apologize Ted.
    Bernie W.

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