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Project by chrisz posted 06-20-2010 12:27 AM 1045 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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Dusty56

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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

wonderful bowl

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#4 posted 06-20-2010 03:12 AM

looks like slippery elm also red elm

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#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.

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#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?

Jim

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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.

Jim

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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.

Scrappy

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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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