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Spalted Elm Hollow Form

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Project by Roper posted 1455 days ago 1158 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalted elm hollow form,7”x7” the walls are about 1/4” thick, finished with tung-oil. All comments and questions welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com





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hairy

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#1 posted 1455 days ago

You have been busy lately. Looks real good.

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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imallchalkedup

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#2 posted 1455 days ago

Well, I think that it is an absolutely gorgeous piece, but if that’s a tongue oil finish then I think I would try something else. It looks like bare wood to me from the pic, a piece like that deserves a much better finish, just my opinion though. Great job on the form, excellent.

-- RStadler

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1455 days ago

I must say, marvelous turning!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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michelletwo

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#4 posted 1454 days ago

Hi Roper..this is just wonderful..I love the collar..Have you tried another simple finish? Danish oil..very well dried, then buffed? It would bring out the interesting pattern in your lovely piece. (with pics it’s hard to tell, maybe just flashed out?)

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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BarbS

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#5 posted 1454 days ago

What beautiful lines. The curvature is perfect on that piece, from what I can see.

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Loucarb

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#6 posted 1454 days ago

Beautiful piece.

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toyguy

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#7 posted 1454 days ago

Great form….....I like it. How’s the elm for turning…..any funny smells ????

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1454 days ago

Great shape and grain. I agree with Michelle about the finish…. it looks almost unfinished in the photos, but it could just be the lighting.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roper

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#9 posted 1454 days ago

Thanks for all the great feed back guys and gals.Hairy, yes i have been really busy lately, but thats a good thing. Toyguy the elm didn’t smell that bad at all and is a very nice wood to work with. And as for the finish it only has one coat of oil at this time and has not been buffed yet, i personally like to have my wood projects be as natural as i can thats why i use tung-oil alot. And you guys are right i need a new camera, because some of these photo don’t do justice to the piece. Thanks again.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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4woodturning

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#10 posted 1454 days ago

Awesome job Roper, your vessel almost looks not to have a finish on it. very nice contour of the vessel, very nicely done.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 1454 days ago

A very nice piece indeed! I agree with others it looks as though there is no finish at all. However that being said you know what you like and that is that, it is beautiful.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Bearpie

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#12 posted 1454 days ago

I like the graining on this vessel.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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