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Ryan Sandler

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03-03-2017 12:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pear bandsaw planer milling

A about a year and a half ago a co-worker cut down a pear tree in his back yard and gave me the logs. I cut up a bunch of it to 4/4 thickness and have had it on stickers for 12-18 months, depending on the piece. Besides waiting for it to dry up, I haven’t had a planer or jointer to flatten it. But, I’m getting a planer this week and I’m looking for suggestions for what to do with the pear wood.

The log sections were cut up pretty short, unfortunately, so my pieces are mostly around 12 inches long. Widths range from about 3-7 inches. A cutting board or two is probably in order, but any other ideas? I’ve made an end-grain cutting board before, but not sure how pear would look.

Appreciate any suggestions
Thanks!


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 03-03-2017 01:11 AM

Smooth tight grain. Polishes fairly well. Good for turnings and tool totes/handles.

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eflanders

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#2 posted 03-03-2017 01:13 AM

I’ve used pear wood for various turning projects mostly some turkey calls and strikers. It’s a nice wood to work with. Most of the fruit woods make great wooden utensils like spoons, drippers, etc..

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Ryan Sandler

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#3 posted 03-03-2017 02:15 AM

Any applications other than turning and carving? I don’t have tools for either (though I did send a block home with my dad when he was here for Christmas, as he’s gotten into turning).

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TheFridge

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#4 posted 03-03-2017 02:21 AM

Whatever you want really. It’s just a matter of having enough lumber to do it. It just took me a 1”x5”x8’ board to make one jewelry box.

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#5 posted 03-03-2017 02:27 AM

Here’s a link to a project posting of a couple boxes I made from pear.

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