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    Posted: 08 Feb 2019 at 8:01pm
Not really a platter, more of a shallow Bowl, but thought the wood looked pretty enough to share.
One of a few bits I managed in January before reacquaintance with an old problem stopped play for a couple of weeks.

Pear 195mm dia.


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Bonny wood and an excellent finish. I love Pear wood.

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Originally posted by AllanJ AllanJ wrote:

Bonny wood and an excellent finish. I love Pear wood.

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Yes, great for smooth turning and easy finishing, I find it difficult to season in anything like sizable blanks, seems to have a split personality quotient all of its own.

Think the next lot I get (assuming a windfall comes this way) is going to be salvaged as tool and knife handle blanks rather than suffer the frustration.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dalboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2019 at 6:45pm
Nice piece Chas. Some lovely colour in that piece

I have some fruit wood but can only see it being used for spindle type work


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Thanks Derek, Tried a couple of large blanks today that are currently stashed by the bandsaw in the hope that I can salvage something for a couple of tool handles, the numerous void cracks that appeared as I started to shape them were just too much, trying to disguise them in a finished piece just does not work on such fine grained smooth looking wood.

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