Natural Edge Maybe

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Project by tomd posted 03-26-2015 09:21 PM 1071 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a turning done natural edge style, I wanted to do a piercing on it so I turned it to 1/8” so my dental drill could be used. However at 1/8” I couldn’t keep the bark on so I don’t know if you would call it a natural edge bowl. It is Bradford pear a beautiful wood to work with very evenly grained with no knots and a nice light brown color it was the first time I’ve used it. I was completely unaware of this wood but now it is one of my favorites for turning.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 09:27 PM

I like it Tom. Has a nice, natural vibe to it. The pearwood is really beautiful. You’re also a very, very patient man to sit and do all those piercings!

-- Gary in OP

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#2 posted 03-26-2015 10:09 PM

A very calming look to this bowl and I can see why you like the pear wood for turning but the color is just so fitting to this design and the piercing does much to enhance the piece .
Thanks for letting us enjoy it with you Tom!


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 12:07 AM

Wonderful bowl. Very nice job.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#4 posted 03-27-2015 03:45 AM

Tom, nice work. Pear was a favorite of Colonial turners. I have carved spoons out of the large pear tree we cut down in our yard. It is wonderful wood to work with.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 03-27-2015 04:34 AM

Just a beauty Tom!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 03-27-2015 05:07 AM

That is great Bowl Tom,
I love the way you pierced it, the pattern suits the shape very well.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 03-27-2015 09:29 AM


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#8 posted 03-27-2015 02:10 PM

Great job on both the shape of the bowl and the piercing. Have never turned this wood. Going to have to get some

-- Ron Campbell

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#9 posted 03-27-2015 06:50 PM

very nicely done Tom, the timber has a real clean look to it

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

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#10 posted 03-29-2015 11:53 AM

This is beautifully fantastic! WowZa!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 04-03-2015 10:43 PM


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