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Ornamenta Pear Piece

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-17-2010 09:49 PM 1088 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 12-17-2010 10:09 PM

Nice save… it turned out beautifully.

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

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#2 posted 12-17-2010 10:33 PM

Beautifully turned thanks for posting

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#3 posted 12-18-2010 12:24 AM

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

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

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jack1

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#4 posted 12-18-2010 01:09 AM

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 12-18-2010 03:55 AM

Butiful bowl well done Does pair wood turn easey

-- wchips

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 12-18-2010 04:05 AM

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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peteg

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#7 posted 12-18-2010 05:02 AM

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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scrappy

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#8 posted 12-18-2010 05:48 AM

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

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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#9 posted 12-18-2010 05:55 AM

Nice work, Jim. Keep these great pieces coming!

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#10 posted 12-18-2010 06:11 AM

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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4woodturning

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#11 posted 12-18-2010 07:50 AM

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!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com

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Roger

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#12 posted 12-18-2010 04:10 PM

very nice piece.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Rustic

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#13 posted 12-18-2010 05:52 PM

Beautiful piece and save

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 12-19-2010 05:10 PM

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

-- Jamsie

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#15 posted 12-20-2010 01:42 AM

Great shape & style Jim.

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

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