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Project by chrisz posted 1493 days ago 1013 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 1493 days ago

Is that the real color or did the oil turn it that way ?

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#2 posted 1493 days ago

It looks to be Ash…BC

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#3 posted 1493 days ago

wonderful bowl

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#4 posted 1493 days ago

looks like slippery elm also red elm

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 1493 days ago

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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chrisz

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#6 posted 1493 days ago

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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Vern Little

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#7 posted 1493 days ago

Elm sure has some nice looking grain to it.

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4woodturning

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#8 posted 1493 days ago

Very nice bowl

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#9 posted 1493 days ago

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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WoodArtbyJR

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#10 posted 1493 days ago

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

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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scrappy

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#11 posted 1492 days ago

Another great bowl. Wonderful shape and grain. Fantastic save from the fire.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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NateHawkes

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#12 posted 1487 days ago

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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