elm nut bowl

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Project by imallchalkedup posted 12-07-2010 05:55 PM 1751 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been piecing this one together in between other projects, the bowl and lid are made from to seperate roughed out elm bowls I had and the knob and post are made from walnut and the bottom of red oak. I learned a lot from this project and will next time plan everything on paper before I start, but all in all I’m pleased on how it went together, this is my first bowl and lid project, so it was a good learning experience.

-- RStadler

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 06:17 PM

Nice looking bowl. It looks realy great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 12-07-2010 06:34 PM

Nice bowl. I didn’t know elm’s had nuts.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 12-07-2010 06:55 PM

Nice looking bowl.I like the flowing lines,that elm is some beautiful wood.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 07:52 PM

This one will Richgreer, lol.

-- RStadler

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#5 posted 12-07-2010 09:08 PM

Nice looking bowl and lid! I like the way it looks when the lid is on the bowl, really sharp!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 12-07-2010 09:22 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 12-07-2010 10:22 PM

Very nice bowl/box. I’ve been fortunate to get some elm and love it and it’s workability. It turns very nicely. When oiled the richness of its grain just pops. Keep it up.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#8 posted 12-07-2010 10:57 PM

hi nice grain in they wood . great work with your first bowl/ box with a lid. they are not that easy to turn and get the lid to fit nice and tight and keep them from warping but they are great fun to make. i think you have done a good job keep them coming
branch .

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#9 posted 12-07-2010 11:08 PM

That is one very useful utensil, I believe it is what we call a “treen” down these parts, I like the self locating lid idea, lovely piece selection of timber & finish You didnt mention the size!

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 12-08-2010 12:45 AM

I think its about 8” by 8” peteg.

-- RStadler

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#11 posted 12-08-2010 12:46 AM

Beautiful work.

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

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#12 posted 12-08-2010 12:47 AM

your right branch, although there was very little warping, there was just enough to make the lid not fit tight all the way around. Next time I plan on turning all from one piece the bowl and lid anyway, not sure how I’ll go about this yet though, cause I’ll have two pieces again in order to rough turn them and set aside to dry and then return the rough warped pieces, also one would be warped in one direction and the other in the other. Unless I just let the whole chunk of wood dry without roughing it out first. I’ll have to find out more about this, or does anyone have any suggestions.
Also by planning out my piece, instead of just jumping in, I would have planned on glueing the walnut post to the oak base and turning them as one piece instead of seperately, but this is how we learn I guess.

-- RStadler

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