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New Bradford pear bowl based on a thrown clay pot from ancient Peru.
3 3/8” x 7” clear stain and Deft lacquer
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#1 posted 10-02-2013 03:50 AM
Tommy, that’s a beautiful well shaped bowl. Nice finish.
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#2 posted 10-02-2013 06:02 AM
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#3 posted 10-02-2013 10:58 AM
Beautiful bowl Tommy. The finish looks great and the wood colour is very nice.. nicely turned.
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#4 posted 10-02-2013 01:48 PM
That’s one beautiful bowl.
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#5 posted 10-02-2013 03:25 PM
beautiful! great shine! does the laquer ever get scuffed? or do you buff it till you dont have to worry about it? i have been toying with the idea of laquer, but have been apprehensive, because of the fact that i am worried about scuffing, or someone putting hot soup into it maybe ruining the finish. so, i have been just heating oil, and mixing in some beeswax. but, that doesnt really give me the shine i am looking for.
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#6 posted 10-02-2013 03:27 PM
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#7 posted 10-02-2013 04:52 PM
Thanks everyone it took me 3 days to get this one turned it was a nightmare on the lathe.
David I don’t know of any bowl I have ever made that gets used for liquids hot or cold. People are buying them just to have but a couple wanted bread bowls. I can’t say how lacquer would hold up to that type of use but don’t think it would do very well. I can’t think offhand any shiny finish that would hold up over time to that type of use.
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#8 posted 10-02-2013 05:20 PM
Nice looking bowl.I find most fruit woods are great for turning. Sorry you had problems with this one.The most durable finish I have found is called salad bowl finish. Behlen’s and General Finish make them. Behlen’s has a heavier viscosity and goes on a bit thicker then Generals but the end results seems to be the same. I usually put on a minimum of 3 coats. Both are rated nontoxic after 72 hours of drying. I did have one person who used their salad bowl at least 5 days a week for several years who wore through that finish. I can say I would ever recommend putting something like hot soup in a bowl finished with anything other than mineral oil or possibly walnut oil (which would need re-applying frequently under that type of use). If for no other reason than possible toxic contamination from the finish brought out by the heat.
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#9 posted 10-03-2013 12:42 AM
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#10 posted 10-03-2013 04:48 PM
Stunning bowl! Beautifully shaped and finished. Excellent turning!
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#11 posted 11-06-2013 02:51 PM
Very nice bowl. I just got a small Bradford Pear log from Tullahoma, TN so I will see how it turns very soon.
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