Carved Elm Bowl

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Project by scott shangraw posted 1966 days ago 2314 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another carved bowl this one is carved from Siberian Elm.It sits about 18” tall and about 22” long.The turquise is inlayed in the natural cracks. This one is called “Forest Mussel”.

see also Elm Canyon


Margarita Ville

-- Scott NM,

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1966 days ago

This is just gorgeous, Scott. I love the live edge and the grain of the this piece. And, as always, the inlay adds to the visual interest of the piece.

Thanks for sharing this piece.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 1966 days ago

Good luck with these. They really “speak” tree.

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 1965 days ago

GREAT~!!!! You should do well with these in CAL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 1965 days ago

Love it. Looks like a tremendous amount of labor, but totally worth it.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 1965 days ago


-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 1964 days ago

Very cool Scott.

-- Lupe D. Texas

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#7 posted 1962 days ago

great carving I will start doing carving too on my vessels ,well done

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#8 posted 1835 days ago

Beautiful and extraordinary form and workmanship! When you are doing the inlay, are you only filling in pre-existing voids and defects or do you also create new areas for inlay?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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scott shangraw

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#9 posted 1835 days ago

Most inlay is done in the natural cracks from the drying.I do open some cracks if I am afraid of the structure holding together.

-- Scott NM,

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