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A shade of a chandelier from pear wood

September 11, 2017

I would like to share a simple procedure of making a raw shade from a piece of pear wood. The diameter is 42 cm, the height is 17 cm and the thickness of the wall is 4 cm. In 12 pictures I would like to show the phases of woodturning. I used 16 mm Ellsworth and 13 mm bowl gouges.

I drill a hole 50 mm in the middle and mount the wood on a classical metal 4-jaw chuck and use the tail stock. Then I make the exterior and again make a hole appr. 70 mm for mounting. I continue to turn the interior leaving a column with a mounting hole in the middle. Once the wood is dry I use a 4-jaw self-centering chuck for wood lathe with dove tail.

Pear wood is easy to turn and has a beautiful texture.