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Elm Slab Bowl

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Project by MauBow posted 1937 days ago 1254 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl was turned from a large bunch of elm I picked up from along the road about a year ago. I had cut a few of the logs in half, sealed them and then just put them on a shelf. I was going to rough turn a round bowl, but the wood seemed to be stable enough to just turn to finish. I decided to leave the shape the same as the bowl blank because there was some interesting grain from a small branch protruding out of it. I did add a little CA glue to hold that bit together, but the rest is holding on. I will be drilling a hole and adding a brass rod in order to enable this piece to stand on end as the last photo below shows. 13” side to side and 3” tall with 4 coats of danish oil.

Comments/critques are always encouraged and welcomed.

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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 1937 days ago

Gorgeous piece!

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hairy

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#2 posted 1937 days ago

Nice job! I’m wanting to try something like that. I hope it turns out that good.

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#3 posted 1937 days ago

Nothing like free wood. Very nice looking piece. Thanks for sharing

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