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Spalted Bradford Pear Bowl #1

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Project by ghost5 posted 12-21-2013 05:48 PM 542 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t turned much lately since I have been doing more marketing that takes up time the problem is I am running out of stuff to market so back to the shop.

I had gotten some Bradford pear out of the kiln a couple of weeks ago so I cut a couple of blanks and started turning. This one is just under 6 1/2” x 2 1/2” and I left some of the broken edge just for interest. It has some great colors, curl in the grain and took a decent finish.

Clear stain and lacquer.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com





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GenuineGeek

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 06:51 PM

I love the spalting, to bad it is only on one edge, it would have been totally awsome if it was either in the middle or balanced, but it is still VERY nice job.
I use WATCO brand “Butcher Block Finish” on all my bowl and other items that could have food as it is food safe and it comes out hard like a lacquer with a high gloss too. You may want to try it sometime

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 11:41 PM

I think that is awesome, I love the grain and colour.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 12-22-2013 06:14 AM

You did a great job on this. Broken edges, spalt, bark, all put together in one. Nice turning.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Galirex

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#4 posted 12-25-2013 08:08 AM

Really like the rugged edge. Gives it so much character.

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