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A 6.5”W x 5” deep hollowform in Bradford Pear. Turned in one piece, carving post-lathe
Curl across the top, and carved by hand down the sides while watching TV. Comments welcome.
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#1 posted 06-12-2009 05:27 AM
Does Bradford Pear work easily and finish well?Larry
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#2 posted 06-12-2009 05:27 AM
Hey Stevensuper turning and carving
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#3 posted 06-12-2009 05:46 PM
Love it, nice carving job too. Sounds like it was dangerous to make. That is a very nice wood. I have a whole bag of dried pear pieces in the garage loft that were cut about 15 years ago. this should inspire me to use them. Thanks for the post.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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#4 posted 06-12-2009 06:02 PM
By the way… Here in Delaware the state considers Bradford Pear as an invasive non-native tree and asks that it not be planted. So, you have put to very good use a tree they don’t want? So many of these trees have been planted as sidewalk specimens that there should be plenty of wood available from tree trimmers!
Sure looks like a nice wood from your photo…
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#5 posted 06-13-2009 10:45 PM
Beautiful turning I really like the texture on the sides.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#6 posted 06-13-2009 11:31 PM
could you please explain what do you mean turned in one piece I can see it’s from one piece but did you cut the top and make it seperately or did you just decorate and drill a hole?Alistair ps if irts hollow with a lid can we see inside.?
-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease
#7 posted 06-14-2009 01:55 AM
The piece is hollowed throught the hole in the top to 1/4” +/- the top has never been removed, and it was turned as a single block, then carved by hand. You can get a simiilar texture with an arbortech or a sorby texturing toot, and I was merely pointing out that I had hollow turned it first, and then carved it by hand afterward.
The “lid” is merely to set off the curly top from the carved bottom…
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