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    Bradford Pear

    This wood came from the wind storm a while back. It is a Bradford Pear that came down in a church family's yard. The lady really loved that tree so this is going to be a slight rememberance for her. I'm planning on giving it 'back' to her tomorrow night.

    It is about 8" around at the rim and about 2.5" high. The shape is experimental for me as is the wood. Who knew I could something beside spalted maple?




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    just cant imagine you lowering your standards like this you got another real purty piece there!! rates right up there witht spalted maple yu been showun us
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    Wow, I have several pieces of BP.. hope mine looks that good when and if I get it turned anytime soon.
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    Beautiful piece and a great finish.
    I have turned BP, rock hard. Was yours very hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Beautiful piece and a great finish.
    I have turned BP, rock hard. Was yours very hard?
    Yes and it seems very wet.

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    Nice job, Jon. I'm sure it'll be very appreciated by the recipient.
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    I love it. I am sure the lady is going to cherish it.

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