Awesome Score (Wood Gloat)

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Project by MrPukaShell posted 1616 days ago 2315 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the local tree trimming companies offered up some Ornamental Flowering Pear logs that were freshly cut. I went over and grabbed a log on Thursday after work and cut it up in to bowl blanks. I left a larger log as I really didn’t want to take a chance with the back. After I saw what the wood looked like after cutting I went back this morning to wrestle that big chunk. Just finished cutting it up in to some smaller pieces & thought I would share the pics. Another save from the chipper…....

UPDATE: I roughed out a bowl last night to see how it shrinks up. I brushed off the large splits to check the grain. You can see some awesome curl on the left side in the one picture, and the piece is a good usable 6 inches thick. The crotch piece has some awesome flame running through the crotch. I think I am going to catch the crotch on the side of the bowl blank on that one. Better get to turning.

-- Robert, So Cal, My Turn or Yours.....

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#1 posted 1616 days ago

looks great nice find….

-- Cosmicturner

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bill merritt

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#2 posted 1615 days ago

Nice looking wood! What did you put on it to stop the checking?

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#3 posted 1615 days ago

Those half cut pieces look like they have some interesting grain, or they saw markings?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 1615 days ago

Hey Puka,
Good find and save.

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#5 posted 1615 days ago

Yes, nice save. I like the unique color and grain you’ll find in the pear wood.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 1615 days ago

I have never seen O.F. Pear Sure hope you make a bowl or two & share the results

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#7 posted 1615 days ago

What is your strategy when you find a log? Do you remove the pith? What about grain orientation?

I have a lathe, but never use it because there is so much to learn, and I am still learning on regular old ww.

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#8 posted 1615 days ago

Great find

-- Custom furniture

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 1615 days ago

Nice find. That is the best way to get good turning wood!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 1615 days ago

Kudos on the score… as well as the time and effort!

Ornamental Flowering Pear is new to me and it looks to have been quite large. Looking forward to seeing some finished pieces in the future.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#11 posted 1615 days ago

Looking forward to see what come from those blanks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#12 posted 1615 days ago

Beautiful Lumber; A great score.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#13 posted 1615 days ago

I love the flame grain!! Fruit woods are such awesome things to turn. I got a 17” diameter dogwood log that was 5 ft long with some awesome grain this week as well.

Congrats on the find!!

-- Ryan Gainesville, GA

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#14 posted 1614 days ago

Some guys have all the fun.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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