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    Bowls

    I've been working on some bowls this week. My wife will fill them with Christmas candy and give them out to neighbors and friends. This first one is from some elm. Most of what we have around here is chinese elm but this was different. I'm not sure what kind it is other than elm. But it has some pretty wild color in it. It's 12" by 2.5".







    This one is from some silver maple that I tried to spalt myself. It was in a bag of dirt with a few horse biscuits and some miracle grow for most of the summer. It didn't spalt much though. It's 10 " x 4"




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    Wow Curt! Your wife is real generous!

    I might have to fly out to go trick-or-treating at your house.

    By the way, nice bowls!

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    Your right, that's some pretty wild elm. Looks great, love the maple. Great form.
    Randy,

    Maker of Fine Lathe Tools & Accessories.

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    Durn! Both are beauties but I sure love that elm.

    This is great work!
    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
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    Boy, you would lose your chocolate and vanilla ice cream in the first one

    Nice work, as usual Curt!
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    Nice bowls Curt.

    In the little bit of turning that I have done, most of it has been Elm, and it has never failed to surprise me how much character and wildness the grain can deliver.

    cheers eh?

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    Those are both sweet, Curt. Can't decide on a favorite...they both look too nice to give away.
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    I think both bowls are very nice. Good proportions and some great wood.

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    Thanks you guys! If you look at the lower left portion of the Elm bowl you can see a dark line that is some ring shake in the wood. I was roughing the bowl when I came across that and figured it would probably just split anyway so I kept going and turned it green to finished. Just in the two days it's been sitting in the house it has warped enough that it rocks. In a week or so it will probably look like a potato chip.

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    Those are beauties Curt. I can't get over the Elm. Man that thing is purdy.
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