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Forum topic by bobasaurus posted 12-03-2021 05:22 PM 269 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bobasaurus

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12-03-2021 05:22 PM

Tried making my first live-edge bowl yesterday from some elm. It’s a fully green turning, and already warped into more of an oval overnight. Finished with tried and true varnish oil.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)


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Thole

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#1 posted 12-03-2021 05:40 PM

Looks great! How was the smell?

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#2 posted 12-04-2021 12:37 AM

Looks really nice Allen. Kinda reminds me of Noah’s arc.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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bobasaurus

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#3 posted 12-04-2021 01:02 AM

It smelled a little musky but not too bad. I’m not sure if it’s Chinese or American elm… I thought it was Chinese but the bark doesn’t look right.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 12-04-2021 12:03 PM

Really nice. Perhaps red elm? It gets that nice dark heartwood I think.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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