Bradford Pear Natural Edged Bowl

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Project by Barney78 posted 11-28-2011 07:00 AM 1432 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been turning for about 4 months when I decided I needed to turn a natural edged bowl. I had some fresh Bradford Pear and gave it a whirl. There is a ebonized walnut foot on it. I just thought for some reason it added balance to the wide top. It is 7 inches wide, by 3 inches tall. It has about four coats of laquer on it.
Created November 2010.
This was my first attempt also at taking photos of my work, I am going to take a day in the near future, use a white background and reshoot it. I will post those then.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 03:38 PM

Beautiful bowl, Barney. I have been turning for 6 years and could not yet make one of these. I always lose the bark!! Nice job, thanks for sharing!!..................Jim

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

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 04:19 PM

Great looking bowl and excellent photography also. You should be proud.

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#3 posted 11-28-2011 07:31 PM

Lovely piece. Striking photo.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 11-28-2011 08:05 PM

Stunning. Truly stunning. Excellent craftsmanship on the bowl and base.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 10:28 PM

This is a great job for a “4 month” turner/learner, lovely balanced piece Barney & the contrast foot is a nice finishing touch, good job retaining that edge, did you use any CA to set it?

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

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 04:52 AM

I use CA glue all the way around the edge, so the bark would not come off.

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#7 posted 12-24-2011 03:11 AM

Nice job i like the contrasting foot

-- Rob, CT,

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