It's been a while since I posted anything and I got that reminder recently, so I thought I would prove that I actually do turn some wood now and then. Our next door neighbor had to take down a nearly dead Elm year before last. They called it Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra). I asked for some of the wood and promised to make something for them. I did some simple Christmas ornaments last year for them. I had secretly told the husband that I was going to do something bigger at some point so this is what came of it. Four bowls since there are 4 people in the house right now-2 parents-2 daughters. Sizes are in the 10-13" diameter range and are finished with Bush Oil. I delivered them just after Christmas and they were quite surprised and pleased to have a memento of a tree that meant a lot to them. The other children will get bowls made from the cores taken from these pieces.
Comments and critiques welcome.