Bradford Pear Thingy with Bark Inclusion

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Project by Chaotic posted 05-29-2012 10:51 PM 1346 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bradford pear. 5” wide at widest point, 3” tall. Will darken considerably over the next few days.

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#1 posted 05-30-2012 12:05 AM

nice clean turn & finish

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 12:08 AM

A beautiful thingy for sure. Very nice turning.

I dont have a lathe but it looks to me like that thingy (the bark) should have exploded as you turned it. You do very nice work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 03:32 AM

Bark can be pretty tough, dependent on species. This had the benefit of support on two sides instead of the typical one, as well.

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 09:05 AM

Very Nice Indeed!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 05-31-2012 02:47 AM

What was the moisture content on this piece when you turned it? Love the luster and how white it is. I have some fresh bradford pear cut up into large blocks and sealed, so wonder how long it took you to get it to where it was dry enough to give you the white sheen.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 05-31-2012 03:14 AM

I’m not sure, I roughed it out a few months ago. Probably in the 13-14% range I’d guess. It doesn’t stay this color long even dry. It starts going pinkish under wax in a few days, then mellows to a light reddish caramel type color.

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#7 posted 06-26-2012 02:09 PM

Love the bark highlight. Great job!

-- Jim, Maryland

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