Live Edge Elm Bowl

I decided to challenge myself by making a live edge bowl. This is a small piece of an Elm branch that fell in my neighborhood last spring.

Elm has a medium-dark heart wood and a blond sap wood, giving the piece some nice contrast. The finish is a home-made danish oil. Elm is easy to turn, but is a bit tricky to get a smooth finish.

I don’t like leaving markings from the chuck, so I turned away the tenon that had been in the chuck.

“Carnivale Intrigue”, “Cuban Sandwich”
Kevin MacLeod (
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