|Project by Dick||posted 01-29-2014 02:18 AM||2273 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
One of my wife’s friend’s cut down an Elm tree at their house and wanted to give us some wood and possibly make her something from it. So, she gets the first bowl. I never really thought about trying Elm. It was still green when I turned it. I had always wanted to try putting the turning with the shavings in a paper bag to dry. So, these are the results of my experiment. Both were turned within a week of each other back in September. The first bowl came out ok. It did warp slightly but not really noticeable. This was a straight part of the tree. The other was from a crotch piece. It obviously did not retain it’s shape well. I didn’t do much sanding on it either. I was going to burn it. To my surprise, a few people actually thought it was cool. I still consider it a failure, but I’m gonna keep it around for a conversation piece since it has been that.