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African Pear Wood incense burner

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Blog entry by BigYin posted 02-24-2012 08:48 PM 1554 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given a small piece of thirty year old African Pear Wood. That was the start of my problems.
Sorry bout photo quality pictures from mobile phone.

Incense burner, I was given a small piece of thirty year old African Pear Wood.  That was the start of my problems.I glued it to a sacrificial piece of scrap wood and started to turn.  I stopped the lathe and sharpened the chisels. this stuff is hard as hell.  A Sorby parting tool blunted in 4 minutes.  Sharpened again and kept going. The eventual result is the incense burner shown.  It was sanded to 80 grit and wiped with liquid paraffin.  It is a bitch to turn, the first time and the last.

I glued it to a sacrificial piece of scrap wood and started to turn. I stopped the lathe and sharpened the chisels. this stuff is hard as hell. A Sorby parting tool blunted in 4 minutes. Sharpened again and kept going.

Incense burner, I was given a small piece of thirty year old African Pear Wood.  That was the start of my problems.I glued it to a sacrificial piece of scrap wood and started to turn.  I stopped the lathe and sharpened the chisels. this stuff is hard as hell.  A Sorby parting tool blunted in 4 minutes.  Sharpened again and kept going. The eventual result is the incense burner shown.  It was sanded to 80 grit and wiped with liquid paraffin.  It is a bitch to turn, the first time and the last.

The eventual result is the incense burner shown. It is 2 1/2 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches high, and was sanded to 80 grit and wiped with liquid paraffin. It is a bitch to turn, the first time and the last.

Incense burner, I was given a small piece of thirty year old African Pear Wood.  That was the start of my problems.I glued it to a sacrificial piece of scrap wood and started to turn.  I stopped the lathe and sharpened the chisels. this stuff is hard as hell.  A Sorby parting tool blunted in 4 minutes.  Sharpened again and kept going. The eventual result is the incense burner shown.  It was sanded to 80 grit and wiped with liquid paraffin.  It is a bitch to turn, the first time and the last.

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