Beautiful burr elm bowl...

10 November 2020, Woodturning in practice, Would you like to leave a comment?

Hand, made, burr, elm, wooden, bowl

First of all, I must apologise for the lack of updates on my blog recently - although I’ve been quite busy over the past few months, I never seem to have a camera close at hand!

This gorgeous burr elm bowl has been commissioned by a customer, who requested some photo’s of it being made. The top image shows hollowing in progress and below you can see it on the lathe. The thin walls are quite a feature and those edges are super crisp!

Wooden serving boards

As with all my work, it’s been turned from a kiln dried blank, with shellac being used as a sanding sealer. Used in layers, it stabilises any rough grain and creates a glass like finish…

Wooden serving boards

Next on my list is a large amount of rough turning, which includes some of the yew blanks from my last post. This time though, I will be taking photo’s!

Jonathan Leech

Written by Jonathan Leech

Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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