Curly Pear

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Project by DocT posted 06-23-2010 08:49 PM 1514 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve got the turning bug! Don’t get too close, it’s catching!

This is my third attempt at bowl turning. I made it from some discarded Bradford Pear that had been seasoning in the firewood pile. It has several cracks which I filled with epoxy. The bowl was intended to be a throwaway practice piece, but the pear had a suprising amount of curl. Maybe I’ve discovered a new genre…..Tiger Pear…maybe not. The pics make the bowl look almost elliptical, but it is truly round.

It measures 5 1/2” diameter and 3 1/2” tall. I was able to turn the wall to 1/4” thickness, but I will have to admit that I had to do a lot of clean-up work with my 60 grit gouge! (followed by my 120…then 150…)


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#1 posted 06-23-2010 09:31 PM

I like this a lot. It’s a good bug for you.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 06-24-2010 01:45 AM

good job, bradford pear looks pretty good, never tried that yet.

-- RStadler

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