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Bradford pear Platter (or bowl)

I turned this shallow bowl out of fresh bradford pear. The bark won't stay on and it had chainsaw marks on the ends. I carved the ends to match the sides and then painted my own bark back on.
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-28-2011, 04:26 PM
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Neat project, well done...
What's the back-side look like..?

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Beautifully done, that has some great grain pattern to it! Too bad the bark didn't stay on, but having the same border all around the piece looks great too.

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thats beautiful John
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As always, beautiful work John. You are an inspiration.

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Darn I'm trying to be a bad example. These are fun to do. I'm experimenting with other ways to make fake bark. I have one on my workbench right now that has the fake bark built up out of thickened epoxy. I'll try to do a before and after shot. My hope is to sort of replicate or even enhance the natural bark but with something that won't come off as the bowl gets older.
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