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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.

-- Steven





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Maynard

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#1 posted 1869 days ago

Does Bradford Pear work easily and finish well?
Larry

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1869 days ago

Hey Steven
super turning and carving

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#3 posted 1868 days ago

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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dustyal

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#4 posted 1868 days ago

Nicely done!

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…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1867 days ago

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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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 1867 days ago

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

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StevenAntonucci

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#7 posted 1867 days ago

Scotsman-

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…

-- Steven

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