bradford pear log

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Project by brian watts posted 05-01-2010 04:03 AM 4027 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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i got this today on my way home.


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#1 posted 05-01-2010 04:27 AM

WooHoo , another completed woodworking project post ! It looks just like a log …what finish did you use on it ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 05-01-2010 04:40 AM

dude you are wood scavenging god(always coming home with something). By the way that’s a nice looking re-saw jig in the picture too. HAHA. keep the chips flying buddy

-- The wife asks me all the time "what ya makin" SAWDUST duh ,

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#3 posted 05-01-2010 04:42 AM

Did it jump in the back or just follow you home???
Good score

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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brian watts

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 04:51 AM

thanks DUSTY56 that real nice …. if you donot like what i post please donot post in this thread


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#5 posted 05-01-2010 04:54 AM

the SLED i will write about it sat. didnot have time to take any good pic of it this evening. heck the thing to heavy to hold up without the


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#6 posted 05-01-2010 04:55 AM

I would like to see the lumber itself when you saw it. These trees are everywhere here but I don’t think I have ever seen any lumber from one.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 04:57 AM

donjoe…. i post it up when i turn something out of it for sure.


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#8 posted 05-01-2010 05:18 AM

Nice find. I had a 15 inch diameter Bradford Pear split in half last year in a big storm here. So far, I’ve only made a few bowls with it, but it beat my expectations and some of the wood near the base of the trunk came out pretty rich in color.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#9 posted 05-01-2010 05:35 AM

I hate idiots (like Dusty56) that only want to cause trouble. Dusty56, if you don’t like what’s posted, then don’t open it, and don’t comment on it—Then the problem would be solved for you. For the rest of us who don’t mind, cool score on the wood, Brian. Can’t wait to see what you make with it!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#10 posted 05-01-2010 06:21 AM

Cool score, here in Northern California Bradford Pear is highly sought after, when slabbed it is sold as European Pear, or sometimes as Swiss Pear. It makes beautiful cabinets and is lusted after by carvers, for its dense even grain. Great score and ignore the nay sayers. I spend a lot of time slabbing logs as saving them from the firewood or compost shredders as well and can appreciate the work and effort required.

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#11 posted 05-01-2010 07:36 AM

Wow, who would have thought Bradford pair would be sought after. From the looks of it, I’ve got a log about 2-3’ longer and about 1.5 times the diameter beside my house. I have yet to gain access to a chainsaw large enough to cut it down. The rest of the tree went about 3 weeks ago. The tree is over 25 years old.

-- Tom - Canadian in N. Texas

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#12 posted 05-01-2010 05:00 PM

nice find big guy… put it to good use…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 05-01-2010 06:50 PM

(large log on tailgate…...hmmmm) how’s your back, its certianly stronger than mine!

-- rustic andy

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#14 posted 05-02-2010 01:42 AM

Nice pickup. The truck also.

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

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#15 posted 05-03-2010 03:44 AM

Looking forward to see what this turns into!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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