|Project by Scott Oldre||posted 02-11-2012 02:09 AM||1280 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Neighbor from old neighborhood cut down his Bradford Pear about a week ago. I couldn’t wait to try it out…I’m sure it’ll be cracked tomorrow, but he brought me 4 large chunks, so I figure I’ve got 7 more to do.
Cut the log in half on the bandsaw. Too lazy to swap out the 3/16 blade, so winged it…kinda scary a few times, but got it split in half. Made a feeble attempt to round the corners to a semi circle, chucked it up and went to town with the EWT rougher. In fact, the entire project was done with the EWT rougher and finisher. Wife loves the live edge
I figure eventually I may chuck it back up and smooth it out if it isn’t too cracked, but for now it’s a rustic bowl with what I think is a great shape. 12L x 10W x 6H with about a half inch or less thickness.
Time to clean the wood spit off my glasses. Hope it inspires someone else. Have always wanted to try a fresh piece of wood I didn’t have to pay for.
-- Scott, Irmo SC