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Project by trifern posted 03-23-2010 04:15 AM 3373 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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#1 posted 03-23-2010 04:22 AM

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 03-23-2010 04:30 AM

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

-- GAR

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#3 posted 03-23-2010 04:33 AM

Great piece of wood Joe. Nice work.

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

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#4 posted 03-23-2010 04:39 AM

Wonderful piece. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 03-23-2010 04:54 AM

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 03-23-2010 05:04 AM

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

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 05:16 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 03-23-2010 05:35 AM

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 03-23-2010 05:59 AM

Beautiful, beautiful piece of wood! Great job Joe!


-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 03-23-2010 06:42 AM

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

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#11 posted 03-23-2010 07:44 AM

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.

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#12 posted 03-23-2010 08:33 AM

Nice grain, Nice line

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 03-23-2010 02:02 PM

That has amazing grain in it. Nice piece.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#14 posted 03-23-2010 02:31 PM

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 03-23-2010 02:32 PM

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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