Ornamenta Pear Piece

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1315 days ago 1037 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hollow piece I made from my sister’s ornamental pear tree. It is a little different than originally designed with the walnut added. I used my Jamieson boring bar to cut out the inside and I had it to 1/8” all over – including the bottom. Then when I finished the bottom and had a little nub left in the center, I tunked it to break it off like I usually do and it took a piece out of the bottom. I forgot I made it so thin. So in woodworking you learn to improvise and move on ,so I finished it with a walnut pedestal on the bottom.
The finish is Deft satin lacquer.

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

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#1 posted 1315 days ago

Nice save… it turned out beautifully.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 1315 days ago

Beautifully turned thanks for posting

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#3 posted 1315 days ago

Yes really beautifully made.
What you can get out of a piece of wood is impressive.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 1315 days ago

Nice bowl. You need to figure out how to cut down more of her trees… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 1315 days ago

Butiful bowl well done Does pair wood turn easey

-- wchips

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#6 posted 1315 days ago

Hi wchips. This is ornamental pear and it turns real nice- of course it was green and throwing off all kinds of water. I got a real shower on two pieces. I’m not sure if this would turn the same as a regular pear tree. I do know that fruit tree wood splits a lot when it drys. I hope this does not!!

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

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#7 posted 1315 days ago

I like this one Jim, that figured patch on the side sets it up lovely. classic shape
Yes fruit trees do check badly, I have some plum, apricot & pear which has all split despite sealing when it was freshly cut

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

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#8 posted 1315 days ago

Fantastic turning Jim! Love the shape and the coloring on the side. Great save with the walnut bottom.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 1315 days ago

Nice work, Jim. Keep these great pieces coming!

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#10 posted 1315 days ago

Great job there Jim. We learn from what happens, you did a great save there. Beautiful hollow form, beautiful shape nice and smooth!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 1315 days ago

awesome job, hollowing with the Jamieson boring bar system is the way to go. beautiful bowl

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#12 posted 1315 days ago

very nice piece.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 1315 days ago

Beautiful piece and save

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 1314 days ago

Beautiful piece. That’s one way of turning a funnel into a bowl!

-- Jamsie

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#15 posted 1313 days ago

Great shape & style Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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