American Elm Natural Edge Bowl

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Project by Xyloid_Curt posted 09-10-2016 05:23 PM 899 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun to turn natural edge bowl with a mystery wood that I later determined to be American Elm. The wood was found in a pile of cut wood on the side of a residential street, with no leaves to look at to help with species identification.
I turned this bowl within a week of its being cut after coring out a smaller bowl blank from it. I turned it quickly and sealed it and allowed it to dry before completing the finishing process with multiple coats of a satin lacquer.
The bowl measures 11 3/4” X 9 1/2” x 5 1/4”
I still intend to re-turn the bottom to give it a slightly different shape.
The smaller cored piece was turned two weeks later. I am not sure why it’s sapwood is more yellow than the larger one.

Safe Turning!

Curt (AKA “Xyloid”) Keyes

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood"

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#1 posted 09-10-2016 05:25 PM

It has been quite a while since I posted here, but I am trying to get back into the habit ;-)

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood"

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#2 posted 09-10-2016 06:06 PM

beautiful bowls Curt

-- bambi

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#3 posted 09-10-2016 06:17 PM

Excellent bowls, Curt!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-10-2016 07:15 PM

Love the color and grain of that American Elm. Great job!

-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia,

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#5 posted 09-10-2016 09:20 PM

Very nice work Curt

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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