Little Bradford Pear Bowl

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Project by ghost5 posted 06-15-2015 10:42 PM 1213 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started out turning a piece of sweetgum but it was so dry I had to stop and add some stabilizer to the blank so on the blank #2. I wasn’t sure what this was until I started turning and it was spalted Bradford pear but the spalting turned away. I turned it to resemble a piece of Japanese pottery and it is thin. I added a band then used a Dremel to stipple a design. After I used natural stain I mixed burnt umber and black acrylic paints with a bit of water and used it to glaze the stippling. I wiped off the excess then used 220 grit to sand the high areas to lighten the color.

The inside had some chatter marks caused by an area of feather. I liked the look so I just left it in, too. Oops I didn’t load that pic into the puter so you won’t get to see that part.

-- Tommy,

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-15-2015 10:47 PM

Nice bowl. You put a lot of work in it!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-15-2015 11:50 PM

Cool design, and nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 06-16-2015 08:08 PM

really kewl, definitely looks like old pottery

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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