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Thread: Elm Bowl

  1. #1
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    Elm Bowl

    Yesterday I had a request for a couple of bowls. A friend of mine I haven't seen since high school saw one of the bowls my sister has at her place in my home town. The gal wanted to know how to contact me as she wanted two bowls. So she messaged me on face book and wanted me to make her two bowls. One she wanted larger for a fruit display bowl and one smaller for a change bowl in their walk in closet. So I got to work yesterday. Turned a Elm bowl which is 11 1/2" X 4". It has one coat of tung oil on it when the picture was taken. I put the second coat on today. Tomorrow it will get the third and final coat.
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    Bernie W.

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    Nice shapes and beautiful wood. Can't get much better than that. Nice work Bernie!

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    Thanks Ted. I really like Elm as it is a pretty wood. Some don't like to turn it because of the tear out but I have very little of it.
    Bernie W.

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    Very nice Bernie! I have some elm that is about ready to finish...I know what you mean about tearout. Pretty wood though!
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    I'm with you, Bernie. I really like working with Elm, too.

    You did er good.

    Bruce
    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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    That is such pretty wood... I had an elm tree cut just after we moved up here and had to stack it behind the shop as no other place to put it and no way to protect it from the weather... it's been about 5 years and I now have a pile of saw dust... makes me sick that I lost a 50 foot tree because I couldn't turn it fast enough.

    Beautiful bowls, both the shape and the grain in the wood.
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
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    Thanks again. I did the same thing when I first started. It sucks when you do all that work and it is rotten when you get to it. Here in town the most abundant tree is elm followed by locust. I let them burn the locust and take the elm.
    Bernie W.

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    Very nice Bernie & agreed...beautiful wood!

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    Looking good, Bernie. Is the elm in your neck of the woods as hard as the elm I've turned in LA? That stuff was some tool-eating stuff, but it was worth the repeated sharpening to get to the figure.
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    Looks real good man.

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