Ornimental Pear bowl

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Project by sedcokid posted 07-19-2011 11:23 PM 1218 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother in law had a beautiful ornimental Pear tree in her front yard. A Ice storm brought it down last winter and I managed to get a few pieces of it for my stash. I turned this bowl for her. This bowl measures 7 3/4” in Dia and 4 1/4” tall, this is a very light weight and very light in color when turning. I finished it with laquer applying 6 coats and buffing on the Beal.

All comments are welcomed and as always thanks for looking!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 11:28 PM

Beautiful grain pattern and finish, Chuck!

Bet that took a lot of sanding!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 11:47 PM

You made the most of that piece of timber Chuck, the lip is a stunner with the bit of spalting & the bark.
Very nice turn Mate :)
I’m shure Mum willbe very pleased indeed, least I guess that’s where it will go :)

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

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 12:47 AM

Great looking bowl Chuck. I like that you left the bark inclusion. Mom in law should love it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 12:55 AM

really purdy wood. nice bowl

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 02:21 AM

nice bowl, great chunk of lumber

-- At least in the Navy no one ever told me to put the seat down.....

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#6 posted 07-20-2011 02:49 AM

Great looking bowl. Nice turning.

-- 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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#7 posted 07-20-2011 04:10 AM

Good looking bowl. I love working with pear. This week I’ve made two pear slab benches. My next door neighbor cut down two pear trees last week and I got the logs and limbs. They were too small to cut for lumber, so I’m making turning blanks out of a trailer load of trunks and major limbs.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 07-20-2011 04:16 AM

Beautiful bowl. Chuck. I do see some spalting in there too!! I’ll have to try pear some time!

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

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#9 posted 07-20-2011 05:10 AM

Very nice Chuck

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#10 posted 07-20-2011 10:43 AM

Great looking bowl and finished real good.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#11 posted 07-20-2011 01:58 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice words!

Lew, yes there was considerable sanding the end grain was horrible. Ended up using CA to help with that, everything finished just Great!

Once again thanks again for everyone’s comments!!

Chuck aka The SedcoKid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 07-20-2011 06:04 PM

The SedcoKid strikes again. Lovely bit of turning.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#13 posted 07-21-2011 03:42 AM

thanks Murch for the kind words…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 07-21-2011 11:59 AM

Nice piece of turning Chuck, you finished of real well. Sorry a bit late, just out of hospital after knee replacement, doing OK.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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