Sombrero Elm Bowl

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Project by DocT posted 1519 days ago 1240 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A tree service left me a couple of moderately-sized logs the other day. They said that it was from a standing-dead American Elm. I have never worked with elm before. The shavings from this stuff kind of stink!

My goal here was to make as thin a wide rimmed bowl as I could. I came very near 1/8” thickness. I also decided to add small grooves along the underside, which gives the bowl a nice tactile element when it’s handled.

The rim is 8” diameter, the bowl is 3 1/2” diameter and stands 1 1/2” tall.


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#1 posted 1519 days ago

Beautiful Piece. Well done.

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#2 posted 1519 days ago

very nicely done, I’m still working on better bottom surface’s.

-- RStadler

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#3 posted 1519 days ago

Unique a cool bowl

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1518 days ago

Nice bowl..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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