LumberJocks

Red Elm Free Form Bowl

  • Advertise with us
Project by crashman posted 432 days ago 954 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, I rec’d several chunks of this Red Elm from a couple of regulars @ a local Mom & Pop Restaurant that I go to for lunch. They have seen some of my projects & asked if I wanted a few pieces of Red Elm of course I could not turn that down so here is my first project from that gift. The logs were cut for firewood so are not very long and limited as to what I can make. The grain in this wood is beautiful and made a very nice bowl, there was no plan or design, I just hogged out the interior & rounded the ends off. The angled ends were how the chain saw cut the log originally. Finish is 4 coats of satin Deft rattle can Lacquer, 00000 steel wool between coats, & a final coat of MinWax. Thanks for looking….........................................Jack

P.S. Bowl will be a gift to my Son

-- Jack R. Ellis





11 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112015 posts in 2210 days


#1 posted 432 days ago

Very nice Jack great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

4902 posts in 1475 days


#2 posted 432 days ago

Very nice save!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View deon's profile

deon

2171 posts in 1658 days


#3 posted 432 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

View cajunpen's profile

cajunpen

14378 posts in 2698 days


#4 posted 432 days ago

Great looking bowl. The grain pattern and finish that you got are outstanding. Nice job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

View GenerationWW's profile

GenerationWW

521 posts in 882 days


#5 posted 432 days ago

Looks great, I’m digging the grain pattern

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

View harrywho's profile

harrywho

112 posts in 1865 days


#6 posted 431 days ago

Really, really nice Jack. But I notice the pith in the bowl, won’t that crack as the wood dries?

-- Harry, Indiana

View crashman's profile

crashman

99 posts in 978 days


#7 posted 431 days ago

harrywho, This wood was so dry it was almost like a powder when I was carving, there was already some cracking/splitting when I rec’d it. I stabilized the cracks/voids w CA adhesive before & after the carving, so I hope its done with that phase….......................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

View Eli Adamit's profile

Eli Adamit

445 posts in 1922 days


#8 posted 429 days ago

Very nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11217 posts in 808 days


#9 posted 428 days ago

Like the shape, your bowl looks fantastic. The wood with its grains and finish is top notch.

View DonB's profile

DonB

230 posts in 1325 days


#10 posted 428 days ago

I appreciate the look of clean grain popping finishes. Great job.

-- DonB

View DaddyZ's profile

DaddyZ

2382 posts in 1673 days


#11 posted 428 days ago

Excellent !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase