Better than mulch: Pear bowl

A neighbor had to remove an ornamental pear tree that had died, and I rescued the trunk from being chipped for mulch. This is one of the products. A bit nicer than mulch, don’t you think?

8 7/8″ diameter, 2 3/4″ high.

Bowl 111 (1)

Twice-turned bowls

I’ve been working with quite a bit of green wood recently, which means that I have to turn bowls twice: once to rough out the basic size and shape, and then after a period of controlled drying, once more to correct for the warping that inevitably occurs when wood dries. Here’s a bunch that I finished over the weekend:

Bowls 105 through 109  (2) (1024x576)

Back row, left to right: Birch – 7 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, Silver Maple – 9″ x 2 1/2″
Middle row, left to right: Ornamental Pear – 8 3/8″ x 2 1/2″, Ornamental Pear – 8 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
Front: Birch – 7 1/8″ x 1 3/4″