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Forum topic by rustfever posted 01-24-2015 11:55 PM 939 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2015 11:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: fruitless pear wood olive wood

A local tree service dropped off a log, claiming it to be ‘Fruitless Pear’ When we sawed, we found the wood to be orange and we found some ‘Tiger Strip’ grain pattern.

Just what is it?

And the other wood in the pictures is from some 100 year old olive trees.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 12:55 AM

Beautiful wood.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#2 posted 01-25-2015 01:52 AM

Could be bradford pear.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#3 posted 01-25-2015 03:48 AM

It’s beautiful, no mater what kind it is.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 01-25-2015 04:14 AM

After on-line research, I too, am of the belief it is ‘Bradford Pear’
Looking forward to getting a few pieces on the lathe.
Also looking to turning more Olive. Those 100 yo trees have a lot of beautiful grained wood.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#5 posted 01-25-2015 05:17 AM

Looks like the Bradford pear I have in my shop, sans the stripes. Turns beautifully. That is a handsome chunk of wood.


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