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Thread: Elm (I think) Bowl

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    New Jersey (Philadelphia area)

    Elm (I think) Bowl

    Hello everyone...

    If you follow the construction forum, you know that I am just getting started in a new shop. It has been quite a while since I had some real turning time, so I decided to force it (put some other things on hold). The rusult is this bowl made from elm, I believe...

    I rough turned two blanks from the same log about a year ago, and decided to finish them this weekend. I completely finished the first one and the other just needs some final sanding and a coat or two of oil.

    Here is one of the rough bowls mounted on the lathe:

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    I retrued the tennon befor mounting.

    here it is ready for sand paper.

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    And here is the first one finished.

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    The mushrooms are another project that I did real quick with my two daughters and their friends. I just cut up four maple branches and quickly turned the mushrooms. Then set them up in the grass with some paint. They had a great time, and I did as well.

    Thanks for looking, and comments are welcome.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    James, that looks fantastic, nice job, and them girls sure look happy too!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Nice job, James. That's a very pretty piece of wood, whatever kind it ends up
    being. I really like the contrast in the colors.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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