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    Go-Figure

    Elm, 175mm dia. (6.9")

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    English elms have been decimated with beetle infestation but the occasional hedgerow sprouting manages to survive long enough to provide a usable section.
    Main problem is getting it out of the hedgerow before it is totally rotten or fed to a hedge cutting bonfire.
    Chas. just a traveller on the road of time.

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    Chas, that is one beautiful piece of wood, and a great bowl glad that you saved it from the bonfire. I love the figure, and the form.

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    hey charles that tree didnt know which way it wanted to grow another great one for sure
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    I am glad you have kept the form simple and let the wood speak for itself.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Beautiful wood indeed Chas. Another great looking piece.
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    Great looking bowl Chas out of some really nice wood.
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    Chas you sure have a way with wood. Nice bowl for sure and the edge is perfect.
    cheers

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    Great figure, Chas. (Now that's something I don't say to a lot of men.)

    Is the English elm as hard when it dries as the Siberian elm I've turned?
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    Great bowl and you did the wood justice. Nice job.
    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
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    Is the English elm as hard when it dries as the Siberian elm I've turned?
    Not particularly hard Vaughn, most is much more pliable than the average oak, tough is a word I would associate rather than hard, if anything it is easier to turn than work it Flat-world wise.
    Very inclined to have interlocking grain difficult to avoid in larger sections, beautiful when finished but often entails modicum of swearing to get there.
    Spot hand scraping or sanding with the grain can be a high percentage of the finishing time in either use.
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