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Project by jbschutz posted 03-29-2016 03:04 PM 890 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No, I didn’t run out of grapes....just thought I should get off that train (of thought) for a while. This bowl is about 7 1/2 inches in diameter and made from two layers of Red Elm, with quarter sawn oak the middle. I seem to learn something from each project….this time, that Red Elm is a very “stringy” wood. Even the sharpest carbide cutters pulled fibers out of the surface, so I had to do a lot of sanding to get things smooth. I will certainly keep this in mind and probably not choose Red Elm for many turning projects. I like the color and the grain patterns, however.
The bowl is finished with satin poly and has a leather-covered foot on the bottom.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 03-29-2016 03:49 PM

Very nice bowel John and I don’t see anything wrong with the red elm layer .
This one doesn’t need grapes but I still like to see more as they add a lot to your projects .


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 03-30-2016 12:00 PM

That’s a beauty

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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