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    Elm Bowl

    I finished this elm bowl up a couple nights ago. It's one half of a crotch I found along the road a few months ago. It' just over 10" round and 2.5" high. Had some tearout in the center that I couldn't get rid of, but it has some crazy grain. Finished with danish oil and wax.
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    That's some pretty wood in a pretty bowl Jeff. I had a chance to get some huge chunks of American Elm a few years ago and regretted not going back for more. That tree was standing alone in a lot that was cleared for development and had grown to a huge size--at least 5' in diameter. Most of it went to the landfill

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    Absolutely beautiful, Jeff.
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    Thanks Paul and Ted.

    Ted funny you should mention not going back to get more. I grabbed this and a few other pieces from a whole elm tree that was cut and left along the road. I knew I should go back, but other things got in the way. I did get back there a few days later but it was all gone by then.
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    Very nice!
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    Looks great, Jeff. Very pretty wood and your thick looks works well with it. Was this wood has hard as the Siberian elm I've turned? That stuff was tough.
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    Thanks Ken and Vaughn!

    Vaughn, this was very hard when dry. Cut like butter when wet though!
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    Oooo...I like this one Jeff!! The finish really lets the crotch stand out...so to speak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Oooo...I like this one Jeff!! The finish really lets the crotch stand out...so to speak
    Hey! This is a Family forum Jim! Also, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    ...Vaughn, this was very hard when dry. Cut like butter when wet though!
    Sounds familiar.
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