Elm Treen Minaret

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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 02-18-2013 06:05 AM 1167 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Treen bottle from salvaged elm log. 5.25˝ tall, 1.25˝ of it in the finial which was turned from my dwindling stash of Bois de Rose (Dalgerbia maritima), which smells like cinnamon and honey when turning.
Lumen is 1.5˝ wide, 2 inches deep. The finish on the finial is 2 coats of CA glue, Mylands High-Build friction polish on the bottle itself.
After discovering the spalt I decided to keep this one un-dyed.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 06:55 AM

It looks fantastic Douglas I been making stuff with red elm as well I really like it thanks for sharing I never heard of the other wood it looks really nice and sound fun to turn…have you ever turned eucalyptus that is wet…wow what an experience…some woods are amazing the essential oils in them

-- Cosmicturner

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 03:02 PM

BeautifulDouglas, Great design

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 03:04 PM

That’s a beauty.

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

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 04:15 PM

That is a beautiful piece and adding colour to this would be a shame. I hope you have more of that elm log .

-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 04:47 PM

You did a wonderful job on that, Douglas. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 07:32 PM

I’ve got about two more bottles or a bowl left in this elm blank. I find myself looking at damaged old elms quite differently these days. Probably time to make friends with a local tree service…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 05:30 AM

nice work. i have some huge elm i been saving just don’t know what I want to turn just yet.

-- Chris ~ Central Michigan

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 06:40 AM

After complimenting him profusely, I suggested he put a tiny mink piece around the bottom of the lid. Then he’d have a really excellent tzar’s hat. ;)

~the wife

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 02:00 PM

In the immortal words of Meatloaf, “I will do anything for love, but I won’t do that.”

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 02-19-2013 09:50 PM

Great salvage job Doughie.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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