Elm "round bottomed" bowl

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Project by GHaugen posted 11-11-2009 07:29 PM 1056 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is an 11” bowl I turned from Elm. Made to be used. This is quite different than the previous bowl I posted in that there is nothing decorative added and it even has a round bottom, no flat or concave foot. Most bowls are turned so the growth rings flow with the curve of the bowl-center of the timber would be the rim of the bowl (widest part). This bowl is turned in reverse, the rip of the bowl is actually the outside (bark side) of the timber. The grain’s appearance is quite different and flows around the perimeter of the bowl. I make these round bottom bowls people like the rocking/movement action when their placed on the table. But also I have several people that call them “lap bowls” for sitting on your lap for chips or popcorn while you watch a movie. I had an older customer who used their old bowl for that but didn’t like the foot of the bowl-being it was uncomfortable. So I made some round bottom bowls and they’ve been a hit.

-- Greg H.-Chaseburg, WI.

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#1 posted 11-11-2009 07:42 PM

A very nice looking bowl.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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#2 posted 11-11-2009 08:45 PM

Now that’s one sweet looking bowl!

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

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#3 posted 11-11-2009 09:12 PM

Very good turning…the grain is exquisite…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#4 posted 11-11-2009 11:15 PM


-- jk

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#5 posted 11-12-2009 01:50 AM

Such clean, smooth lines and the grain is perfect for that bowl. Very nice.

-- John @

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#6 posted 11-12-2009 04:34 AM

Fantastic bowl. Love the grain and the “NO FOOT” feature is a good idea for a lap bowl.

Great job.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 11-13-2009 01:15 AM

Just curious, how did you hollow the bowl without a foot or flat space for a chuck or faceplate?

-- Patrick

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