Bradford Pear Bowl

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Project by dmann posted 06-26-2008 01:58 AM 2170 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend in my woodturning class gave me a chunk of Bradford Pear because he was completely bored with it. I think he had turned almost a whole trees worth. I rough turned it about 4 months ago and got impatient and finish turned it over the weekend.

Some bug must have snacked on it before I got it, there were some tunnels in the wood that I had to dig the loose sawdust out of.

Finished with Deft Satin.

Bowl is 5” in diameter and 3” high.

-- David / Durham, NC

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#1 posted 06-26-2008 03:07 AM

very pretty wood…when you say a “bug” do you mean those indentations in the wood??? they actually look cool…but in the photo you cant tell their depth…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 06-26-2008 03:42 AM

I like the size and shape. the color is cool and the worm/bug holes add an interesting effect.

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#3 posted 06-26-2008 04:36 AM

cool! i love the tunnels in the wood. its makes it look sooo cool! thanks for the post

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#4 posted 06-26-2008 04:42 AM

Sweet Bowl!


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

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#5 posted 06-26-2008 05:02 AM

Nice looking bowl. I love the character the bugs have created. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 06-26-2008 03:14 PM

Hi U dmann;

I’ve always wondered what Bradford pear lumber would look like.

I shall wonder no more.

Very nice, great work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 06-27-2008 08:05 AM

Pretty turning. Nice finish.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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