Elm Vase

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Project by Loucarb posted 01-08-2010 02:02 AM 1472 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This did not turn out but here it is anyway. It’s turned from a small section of Elm crotch wood. I really wanted to keep the bark on the rim but it didn’t want to cooperate so this is the result. It certainly has some nice grain. I wish I could of gave it more justice. Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 02:41 AM

I think this turned out really great. I like it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 03:02 AM

I like it also. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 03:25 AM

The grain is stunning. This would make a nice conversation piece in any living room. Good job!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 03:50 AM

It can be a crap shoot, keeping the bark on, but I think you did a great job. Elm is fascinating.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 03:57 AM

turned out or turned in, looks great.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 04:58 AM

Too bad you didn’t get what you were after…... bark can be a bit of a problem sometimes… But the end result is just fine… looks great. I bet you really liked the smell of that Elm while turning…. LOL !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 01-08-2010 08:08 AM

Bark or No bark, That is an outstanding turning. Love the way oyu incorporaated the live edge into the design.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 04:14 PM

I think the live edge adds a nice touch . Good job !

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 11:05 PM

Wow Lou, you jumped from novice turner to artist almost overnight. That’s a great piece and it shows fantastic progress. A tall piece like that with a natural edge can’t be too easy to turn. Great work! Don’t worry about it not turning out exactly how you envisioned it. Mine never do either, but I’m the only one who knows it (besides the other 15,000 LJ members) lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 02-09-2010 05:37 AM

It’s fine , sometimes you have to just let the wood decide what it wants to looks like, it’s a beautiful piece.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#11 posted 02-09-2010 05:48 AM

Beautiful Lou.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 05-14-2010 05:42 AM

Love this

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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