Carved Elm Bowl

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Project by scott shangraw posted 03-11-2009 03:27 AM 2699 views 2 times favorited 10 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 03-11-2009 03:35 AM

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 03-11-2009 06:19 AM

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

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 03-11-2009 01:40 PM

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

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 03-11-2009 03:18 PM

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 03-11-2009 07:39 PM


-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 03-13-2009 06:32 AM

Very cool Scott.

-- Lupe D. Texas

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#7 posted 03-15-2009 08:30 AM

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

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#8 posted 07-19-2009 06:00 PM

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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#9 posted 07-20-2009 03:00 AM

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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#10 posted 03-12-2015 06:26 PM

Wonderful. This is what age???

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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