Bradford Pear Thingy with Bark Inclusion

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Project by Chaotic posted 785 days ago 854 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bradford pear. 5” wide at widest point, 3” tall. Will darken considerably over the next few days.

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#1 posted 785 days ago

nice clean turn & finish

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

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#2 posted 785 days ago

A beautiful thingy for sure. Very nice turning.

I dont have a lathe but it looks to me like that thingy (the bark) should have exploded as you turned it. You do very nice work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 785 days ago

Bark can be pretty tough, dependent on species. This had the benefit of support on two sides instead of the typical one, as well.

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#4 posted 785 days ago

Very Nice Indeed!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 784 days ago

What was the moisture content on this piece when you turned it? Love the luster and how white it is. I have some fresh bradford pear cut up into large blocks and sealed, so wonder how long it took you to get it to where it was dry enough to give you the white sheen.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 784 days ago

I’m not sure, I roughed it out a few months ago. Probably in the 13-14% range I’d guess. It doesn’t stay this color long even dry. It starts going pinkish under wax in a few days, then mellows to a light reddish caramel type color.

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#7 posted 758 days ago

Love the bark highlight. Great job!

-- Jim, Maryland

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