Large natural edge burr elm bowl...

31 March 2017, New work, Would you like to leave a comment?

The last six weeks seems to have flown by – and that is when I last updated my blog! I’ve been very busy roughing out bowl blanks at the moment, so they’ll hopefully be ready in time for Christmas. However, I have been making some new designs too…

This large natural edge burr elm bowl has just been completed and can now be seen in my gallery. The original blank was roughed out from a sample I collected last summer, before the main load of burr wood arrived. This is one of the largest natural edge ones I’ve made to date and has a superb spiky edge. Luckily the bark comes off elm quite easily, so the spikes can all be seen…


I’ve been back at the sawmill today and processed yet another tree – at this rate I’m going to be cutting up elm for the rest of the year! I’ll post some updates when I made even more progress…

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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