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This one is about 9” in diameter. Finished with walnut oil. I don’t know the species. Came from the firewood pile.
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#1 posted 06-20-2010 12:34 AM
Is that the real color or did the oil turn it that way ?
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#2 posted 06-20-2010 01:34 AM
It looks to be Ash…BC
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#3 posted 06-20-2010 01:43 AM
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#4 posted 06-20-2010 03:12 AM
looks like slippery elm also red elm
#5 posted 06-20-2010 04:28 AM
BC , my first thought was also Ash , but the color is throwing me off and the grain doesn’t look quite right.
#6 posted 06-20-2010 05:19 AM
I don’t think the oil gives it too much color, probably about the same as BLO. Whatever it is it grew here in Utah.
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#7 posted 06-20-2010 09:49 AM
Elm sure has some nice looking grain to it.
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#8 posted 06-20-2010 02:16 PM
Very nice bowl
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#9 posted 06-20-2010 03:06 PM
The elm I’ve worked with was much darker and I agree with Vern, elm does have some very beautiful grain. I am color blind so you all have to help me out here but doesn’t the grain pattern look like orange osage?
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#10 posted 06-20-2010 04:38 PM
After thinking about it, it does have an elm look/appearance. Not knowing chrisz’s location it’s hard to speculate what you might find in his firewood pile.
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#11 posted 06-21-2010 08:25 AM
Another great bowl. Wonderful shape and grain. Fantastic save from the fire.
Keep it up.
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#12 posted 06-26-2010 06:54 PM
Pretty grain. I’d guess catalpa by the color & grain, but I’ve never turned it, so I can’t comment on its turning characteristics. It does look like elm, but a little less red. Osage is pretty unmistakable, and it is definitely not osage, IMHO. Where are you located? That would help in the id.
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