Elm Calabash Bowl

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Project by Chaotic posted 09-04-2012 08:32 PM 1395 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

7”x 4” Spalted Elm. Sanded to 400 then buffed with tripoli, boiled linseed oil one coat.

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#1 posted 09-04-2012 08:59 PM

Another beauty! Love that wood.

How much of that elm do you have??

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 09-04-2012 09:07 PM

Thanks, haha. Maybe 10 more, but I’ve been cherry picking the blanks that have dried. Picking the ones that look the coolest. They’ll probably start being less dramatic as I get to them.

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#3 posted 09-04-2012 09:46 PM

A beautiful classic turn with a great piece of timber, I like that rim treatment

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-04-2012 10:52 PM

Beautiful grain in that bowl. I love it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 12:30 AM

Beautiful wood. You did a great job displaying it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Tom Godfrey

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 01:23 AM

Great job, great looking bowl. Like the way you turned the lip of the bowl. Looking at the bowl is makes the think of a map of the world.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 12:42 PM

beautiful bowl. The wood grain is really great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 09-05-2012 09:52 PM

Coming out amazingly! Loving the wood grain.

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Arlin Eastman

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#9 posted 09-05-2012 10:09 PM

Outstanding work and finish. Love the Spalting too.

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#10 posted 09-06-2012 10:35 AM

that is really beautiful.

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#11 posted 09-08-2012 02:20 AM

Very Nice Bowl

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