Pear Lidded Box

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Project by doubleDD posted 03-03-2014 02:25 AM 977 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took a break today from rebuilding the kitchen to finish a little fun turning I was playing with. A lot of the Flowering Pear logs I got last summer are drying out nicely. The box has a textured band around it from some hand made tools I have been trying to make. Still in the trial and error mode. It stands about 4’’ tall and the same in diameter. Finished with satin lacquer. I still have a little work to do on the finish. All comments are welcome.


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

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 02:42 AM

Nice looking work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 03:37 AM

Looks real good !...Pear is a pretty wood …Thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 03:41 AM

I like that Dave ,sort of reminds me of the honey pot in our kitchen when I was a child .
That textured band adds nicely to the look .

-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 05:13 AM

The textured band does add to the overall look of the box. Nice work Dave.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 05:18 AM

COOL lil box… Very nice grain.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 06:13 AM

Very nice Dave, the wood is pretty and I like that texture band as well.
Thanks for showing.


-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 06:35 AM

That is absolutely beautiful. Love the wood and the design. Great job buddy.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 10:38 AM

Hi Dave, That Pear Wood is absolutely stunning. Very nice turning and that textured band sets it off nicely.
Keep up the good work.


Cliff. PS: Nearly forgot, the knob on the lid also puts a nice finish to the project.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#9 posted 03-03-2014 11:36 AM

Nice little pot Dave, nice design and beautiful wood…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 03-03-2014 01:53 PM

A really nice lidded box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 03-03-2014 04:36 PM

Great looking box Dave! I like the way that you did the lid and your finish really pops!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 03-03-2014 05:29 PM

your work on the lathe is awesome dave. That looks great buddy. Nice work as always

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#13 posted 03-03-2014 05:44 PM

Nice turning.
Pear wood was the first wood I tried turning some 40 years ago. I had a bunch that was cut for firewood and I needed something to practice on with my new lathe. Most fruit wood turns easily and gives great results.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#14 posted 03-03-2014 06:26 PM

Nice looking bowl

-- Norman

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#15 posted 03-03-2014 07:48 PM

Very attractive turning with some great looking wood.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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