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Turned elm bowl (#9)

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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 03-11-2021 08:24 PM 842 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small bowl/cup, turned from elm. About 4” (100mm) diameter by 3” (75mm) high. Plenty of hand-sanding on this one, using the sanding dust as a grain-filler. Details carved into the bottom of the bowl and filled with coffee grounds (kolrosing). Finished with tung oil & shellac (homemade friction finish).

-- Dave - Santa Fe





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 03-11-2021 08:29 PM

A brother to the other!

Big difference with the coffee grounds in the info,
i like that vertical grain look for these cups!

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#2 posted 03-11-2021 08:37 PM

looks good buddy,i like that elm.got my shipment of wood from cooks today,time to bowl !

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 03-11-2021 08:44 PM

Nice!!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 03-11-2021 09:02 PM

Sweet!,

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 03-11-2021 09:12 PM

Thanks, Splint. They’re very different things, with this one having almost straight sides. Also, different elms, I think. The other went so much darker than this, it’s hard to believe it’s the same species.

Thanks, Pottz! Looking forward to see what you come up with! I’ve got another chunk of elm that’s looking to become a vase. Did the preliminary turning on it, and now it’s drying (and cracking a little) before I do the final turning.

Thanks, butcher!

Thanks, Tom!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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987Ron

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#6 posted 03-11-2021 09:47 PM

As good looking as the first. Nice wormanship.

-- Ron

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Dave Polaschek

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#7 posted 03-11-2021 09:56 PM

Thanks, Ron!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 03-11-2021 10:09 PM

You keep making me jealous with your bowls. One of these days I will have a lathe and hopefully I can turn out something this nice. It’s amazing what you get when you work grain in 3D.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Dave Polaschek

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#9 posted 03-11-2021 10:33 PM

Thanks, Earl! Don’t forget to budget for a couple-three bowl gouges, a few scrapers, two or three chucks, a few finishes…

But yeah, it’s kinda cool what’s hiding inside random chunks of wood, especially when you can get to it without scattering it across the whole shop!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#10 posted 03-11-2021 10:38 PM

More interesting grain. You will soon have a complete set. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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Dave Polaschek

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#11 posted 03-11-2021 10:41 PM

Be interesting to see if I could make two bowls alike. Might have to try that one of these days, SteveN. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#12 posted 03-12-2021 12:40 AM

Again a beautiful turning with great grain patterns.

I have to look up Cooks, for supplies. Need to find a reasonable priced supplier for some blanks.

-- Eric, building the dream

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pottz

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#13 posted 03-12-2021 01:39 AM



Again a beautiful turning with great grain patterns.

I have to look up Cooks, for supplies. Need to find a reasonable priced supplier for some blanks.

- Eric


i used them many ears ago and had forgotten about them until dave said he had bought blanks from them,so i ordered a bunch of claro walnut that was on sale with free shipping that came today,all looks like real nice stuff.cool thing is i was able to look at the actual pieces i was going to get.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Dave Polaschek

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#14 posted 03-12-2021 02:14 AM

Thanks, Eric. There was a thread somewhere on here about where people are buying wood online, and they were mentioned. I took a look, and I’m pretty well satisfied, at least with their sale stuff. Plus they have lots of myrtle and claro walnut in stock. On a lot of the sale stuff, you don’t get to pick your piece, but you do on most of the more expensive stock.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 03-12-2021 02:44 AM

Really like how this turned out (what a terrible pun!).

How “workable” is elm? I’ve never had the chance to build anything with elm – sure looks nice but so does hickory and I find that challenging.

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