Turned Root of a Pear Tree

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Project by GlenG posted 10-14-2017 08:55 PM 1207 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me some roots of a tree he took down figuring I would use them for smoking meat. But it looked so unique that I thought why not see what happens if put on the lathe. First had to clean all the dirt and loose pieces of it then figure out how to hold it on the lathe. The base and some of the smaller pieces were turned nicely and finished it with Seal Coat then spray lacquer. Mounted it on a piece of Rosewood for stability

-- Glen, Torrance CA,

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#1 posted 10-15-2017 01:51 AM

Wow.. That looks great. I can’t imagine how scary that thing must have been whizzing around on the lathe. You get extra points for bravery.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 10-15-2017 03:12 AM

Yeah for sure it was very eerie my son took the picture on the lathe then left the shop, didn’t want to be around when it came apart.

-- Glen, Torrance CA,

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#3 posted 10-15-2017 12:06 PM

This is a nice piece and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 07-31-2018 12:51 AM

WOW..that must have something spinning around!! I have often wanted to try turning a root, too!!

cheers, Jim

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

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