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    Ash Natural Edge

    This is from an Ash tree my neighbors had to take down not too long ago. A storm had blown it over and they cut it the rest of the way down. I've turned a few NEs from it and sure enjoy turning Ash. This one ended up 14" x 10-1/2" x 6-1/2" and I used antique oil on it.

    Comments/critiques/suggestions/opinions are all welcomed.




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    Finally ran out of Walnut, huh?

    This is stunning.
    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal Addy View Post
    Finally ran out of Walnut, huh?...
    Beat me to the punch.

    I agree on the stunning part. It's got a real nice curve, IMO. Great job, Mark.
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    I love the hole in the side, that is really a neat piece.

    Ash turns nice eh? I would have thought is would be rather "Chippy"......
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    Hi Mark,

    I really like that, just as it is, no suggestions at all here!! I'm thinking that Ash and Elm might look similar in grain and we have two Elm trees coming down this month, so I'm going to save a few pieces for the lathe. Maybe I can attempt something as nice as yours!

    cheers eh?

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    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Bartley View Post
    I'm thinking that Ash and Elm might look similar in grain and we have two Elm trees coming down this month, so I'm going to save a few pieces for the lathe.
    The Ash and Elm around here are no comparison, John. Elm is much tighter, denser grain and for me it is not near as easy to turn/finish as Ash. Just my opinion/experience, which is limited.

    Here is some Elm I turned not too long ago for comparison:


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    pretty pieces mark!
    there`s nuthing i like about working with "ellum" ...from cutting it down to either trying to work it or burn it it`ll fight ya` all the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal Addy View Post
    Finally ran out of Walnut, huh?

    This is stunning.
    I didn't know you new how to turn anything but walnut

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    Thumbs up

    Great looking bowl! The overflow spout to protect the edges was a great idea!
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    Very pretty piece Mark!

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