Pear Bowl

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Project by TheDane posted 03-17-2014 05:05 PM 1179 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several weeks ago, I turned a natural edge bowl …
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... out of a log from a tree my neighbor took down last year. He says it was a Pear tree … couldn’t prove it by me.

I cut the end off the log, but didn’t toss it in the burn bucket right away. The pith was off-center, which left me enough room to get a worm screw into solid wood, so I decided to turn it. If nothing else, it would be good practice cutting end grain.

It turned out to be 3 3/4” in diameter and 2” high … just about right for loose change and keys.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 05:13 PM

Very Well done Gerry…I like the grain..

-- Mike

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 05:51 PM

Another very COOL turning...

... and those rings… are sure nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 07:15 PM

Very nice bowl. Just shows that you can use about any hunk of wood to turn something nice.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#4 posted 03-17-2014 09:09 PM

Nice turning. I have turned a lot of the pear end grain . It’s beautiful wood. Sometimes you get those dark spots that seem to not go with the rest of the grain. Anyway nicely done.

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

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#5 posted 03-18-2014 12:55 AM

Very nice, that pear wood is beautiful..thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 03-18-2014 06:51 PM

Some of the first wood I turned was Pear wood from the firewood pile. It turns great but usually doesn’t have much character or color. All fruit woods seem to turn well. My favorite is Apricot and Plum with Apple close behind.

-- Les B, Oregon

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