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Siberian Elm Hollow Form
This form was was hollowed so the wall thickness would permit the carving of the eight flutes so the relationship of the flutes "roundness" and taper could be maintained over their entire length, top to bottom. The walls are thicker in the middle area and thinner at the top and bottom. To show the grain horizontally, the turning blank was oriented with "bark" surface on the top.
Carving like this is a means to increase the surface and expose more of this striking grain pattern.
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