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    Red Elm Hollowform

    I've been doing a bunch of turning, mostly bowls, but also did this hollowform out of Red Elm a few days ago.

    I didn't want to set up the photo booth so I just stood a piece of print paper against the wall behind my desk and took a couple snapshots.

    It's 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" and has one coat of tung oil finish. Since the picture was taken I've sanded out the slight tearout you see in that one pic.
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    Very pretty piece of wood, Cody, and a very nice shape to the HF. I like it a lot.
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    I agree with Gord...you did a real nice job on this one, Cody. I really like the wood and the form, and minus the bit of tearout, I'm sure it's even better. Funny how sometimes tearout and tool marks don't show up until you take a few pics. That dog's bit me a few times, too.
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    Wow! what a beautiful piece. It looks like as if there is a photo of a map on that wood. Nice form as well.

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    Great job Cody on a beautiful piece. I really like the wood and form.
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    Very nice work Cody! Beautiful wood and finish! Love the form and all the variations in the grain! Seriously, nice hollow form!
    Steve

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    Nicely done, Cody. The wood has a lot of character with the bark inclusion and other stuff going on. I don't believe I have ever seen red elm used before.
    btw,,, wood turning would be a whole lot more fun without tear out .
    George

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    Very sweet little piece and lovely wood.
    Pete

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    Very nice indeed, that patch of lighter colored wood looks almost like gold leaf or something

    Thanks for showing us!
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    Cody,

    Beautiful wood and form. Nice job. Wish I had these skills.
    Lee Laird
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