colored pear wood

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Project by PeterM posted 06-14-2010 02:41 PM 2666 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pear wood, coloured and laqcuered.
40×11 cm

Hello to everybody,

I am new here and I would like to introduce myself.
I am living in a small village in Germany where you can count more animals than people.
Although I like almost every kind of woodworking, my passion is woodturning.
I love to alienate the wood with colors and at the same time to enhance the grain of the wood.
In craftshows often people think the bowls or vessles are made out of glas – until they take the bowl in their hand.

To give you an idea of my work, I show you this bowl.

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#1 posted 06-14-2010 02:55 PM

I love the color and shape. Wish I could pick it up and feel the wood. Very interesting to vary the angle of the lip, like a rose petal would do. The variegated pattern of the wood is satisfying, too.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 02:57 PM

its beautifull. welcome to lj’s.

-- Joe, Ga

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#3 posted 06-14-2010 03:04 PM

Very good looking bowl, I am new to woodturning and have yet to successfully turn anything thinner than
1/4” / 7mm, so you have given me one more goal to strive for. Thank you for letting us look at your work.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 03:05 PM


Thank you for showing us your gorgeous bowl. I would love to learn how you created this piece.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-14-2010 03:08 PM

Outstanding work PeterM …....welcom to lumberjocks!

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#6 posted 06-14-2010 03:09 PM

Welcome- Wonderful bowl! I assume it was turned green, and allowed to move right?

-- rustic andy

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#7 posted 06-14-2010 03:49 PM


-- sawdust is my sanity

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#8 posted 06-14-2010 03:59 PM

very very cool. short of the wood grain I also would have thought that is was something other than wood. Can not wait to see more of your work.

-- mjhaines

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#9 posted 06-14-2010 04:04 PM

Outstanding bowl! I’d love to know how you get the edges to vary like that.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#10 posted 06-14-2010 04:17 PM

Welcome to Ljs

Beautiful amazing work


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#11 posted 06-14-2010 04:34 PM

Wow, I’m stunned by the amount of comments.
Thank you all.

Andy is right – the bowl was turned green and than allowed to dry. To prevent cracks and get the maximum movement in the wood, I turned the wallthickness down to 1 mm.

Thank you all for the welcome.


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#12 posted 06-14-2010 04:48 PM

Welcome to LJ’s I loved the bowl. What do you use for color?

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#13 posted 06-14-2010 05:53 PM

Beautiful work. I really love the end result. The finish is very nice as well. I think the community here is really going to enjoy seeing more of your posts. Cheers, Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#14 posted 06-14-2010 05:58 PM

Beautiful. 1mm is so very thin! Very nice, and I look forward to seeing more of your work.


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#15 posted 06-14-2010 06:41 PM

Welcome and great job on this

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

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