Friday, August 24, 2012
This elm bowl was turned from wood from a different elm tree than the two bowls posted earlier today, and had its own interesting characteristics - principally that as it dried it went a good deal out-of-round, and therefore appears almost oval in shape; the rim is also a little "wavy." The bowl is ⅝" wider across the long diameter (9 ½") compared to the short one (8 ⅞"). It stands 2 ½" high at the rim. I also did a little more decorating on the bottom of the bowl than I typically do, as shown in the photos. This bowl is finished with several coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly (Gloss).
I turned this smallish mulberry bowl from a piece of crotch wood I picked up in one of our club raffles. Mulberry turns nicely and finishes nicely too. This bowl is 8" across at the rim and is 1 ½" high. It is finished with Minwax Antique Oil Finish.
This bowl was turned from the same elm tree wood as the one in the previous post. It has some interesting grain and color variation and several small knots. In order not to lose any more depth than necessary I kept the pith in (nearest the rim) and it developed some radial cracks - as pith will usually do - which had to be glued. (Naturally I didn't take any photos of that aspect.) This bowl is 8" in diameter and 2 ¾" high. It is also finished with Minwax Antique Oil Finish.
This elm bowl had a branch running into the blank, which made it very interesting but a little difficult to turn. The bowl measures 8 ¾" across and is 4 ½" high. It is finished with Minwax Antique Oil Finish.