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This hollow form is turned from Chinese Elm. It was turned through the pith and measures approximately 6.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. It is finished with wipe-on poly and black tinted wax.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 1620 days ago

elm is a beautiful hardwood. how is it to turn the saw tooth grains? what does the inside look like?

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#2 posted 1620 days ago

Way cool I want to try hollow turnning after I learn the bowls

-- GAR

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#3 posted 1620 days ago

Great piece of wood Joe. Nice work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 1620 days ago

Wonderful piece. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 1620 days ago

A beautiful hollow form that lets the wood and its beauty come forth is a display of natures art and the hand that shaped it!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 1620 days ago

Beautiful wood, and shape, but it looks almost like there is no finish on it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 1620 days ago

Joe: A great piece. The growth rings make a fantastic pattern.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 1620 days ago

Hi Joe. Wonderful piece. Can you describe the natural color of the wood before you applied the wax? I’m wondering because I’ve got a piece of found wood that I believe is elm but has a rather dark color.


-- Jim

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#9 posted 1620 days ago

Beautiful, beautiful piece of wood! Great job Joe!


-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 1620 days ago

Where are you getting your stock?! You really do come across some beautiful wood.

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#11 posted 1620 days ago

Beautifully executed. The grain is quite interesting and the sapwood adds a nice touch. The foot and mouth match nicely and have a subtle curve. The piece reminds of of a Greek earthenware urn.

-- "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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#12 posted 1620 days ago

Nice grain, Nice line

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 1620 days ago

That has amazing grain in it. Nice piece.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#14 posted 1620 days ago

I am surrounded everywhere by huge, beautiful Chinese elms here, but none of them ever give me anything I can use. Beautiful turning, and beautiful wood, if I can ever get my hands on some!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#15 posted 1620 days ago

Great pics & nice form. I like working with Chinese Elm. Very hard and dense when dry but takes a great shine. Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert, So Cal, My Turn or Yours.....

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