Lacebark Elm Bowl Blank CE148 4.5" x 9" x 9.5"

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Lacebark Elm Bowl Blank CE148
4.5" x 9" x 9.5"
8.9 lbs.

This is a beautiful half-log bowl blank of Lacebark Elm.  It has a beautiful warmth to the wood, with color of light reddish-brown with a few charcoal-colored streaks. The grain on this piece is long and straight. It has a nearly complete and well-attached lacy bark on the backside. 

This half-log bowl blank should be suitable for a bowl 9"  in diameter and up to 4.5" deep.  With the bark on the backside, you have the option of turning a conventional bowl or a "barky" natural-edge bowl. However, if you want a full bark edge on the "natural" rim, you will need to secure the bark with CA glue before and possibly during turning.

This is a classic half-log blank, split through the center of the log.  It does have some pith in it and has a few cracks developing, despite being well-sealed. This piece is fully dry, so cracks are pretty stable. For any that are present, I recommend reinforcing them with CA glue prior to turning. 

This is fully air-dried bowl blank, measuring under 10% moisture content.