Chinese Elm Tray

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Project by jaykaypur posted 11-23-2012 11:28 PM 1162 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from a limb off a chinese elm tree that came down in the July derecho storm. It started out about 3’ long and as I worked it, I carved/shaped it down to 24’’ L x 4’’ W and it sets about 2’’ H. The bottom “rest” is also a piece of elm bark that came off of this piece and is attached with CA glue. I finished it with Danish oil and I think it turned out okay. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-23-2012 11:34 PM

I like it. My Chinese Elm was darker than that. But it was also old and dead.

Good job.

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

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#2 posted 11-23-2012 11:49 PM

i like it, you have spurred me on to try something like this with some cherry i have…if it turns out ill post it and see what you think..maybe a good place for some christmas candy…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 11-24-2012 12:56 AM

beautiful carving.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 11-24-2012 12:57 AM

I really like this one, nice lines and a very different wood to work with. Great job on it!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#5 posted 11-24-2012 12:59 AM

Great combination of light and dark as well as inside and outside. I Like it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 11-24-2012 01:22 AM

Oh yea! Now this seems to be a very beautiful banana split holder. :) Thnx, now, I gotta go make a banana split. LOL It really is beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 11-24-2012 01:23 PM

love the determination and imagination

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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