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Third cholla bowl #3: Third batch of pours

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Blog entry by Dave Polaschek posted 05-07-2022 03:48 PM 602 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Poured approximately 400 ml of epoxy this morning, in three batches of just under 150 ml each. The first had 5 drops of bright red and 10 drops of lemon yellow. The second had 3 drops of bright red, and 10 drops of lemon yellow. The third had 1 drop of bright red, and 10 drops of lemon yellow. The second and third are closer to a nice orange, I think. The first was pretty red still.

I also think I set in the last of the cholla that will go into this bowl between the first and second pours. I think I’m going to make a shallower bowl this time with no cutting of layers. I might need a few pieces of cholla in one edge, but I’m going to have to measure before I decide.

Looking at the epoxy level and guesstimating, I’d say I need one more set of pours. Maybe 500 ml more of epoxy, which would finish out at almost exactly a quart kit.

-- Dave - Santa Fe



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 05-07-2022 08:35 PM

Just poured two more batches, approx 250ml of light brown (3 drops violet, 8 drops yellow)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 05-07-2022 11:42 PM

Onward & upward, at about 10” diameter at the base, this looks to be about 5” tall. Should make a nice size bowl.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 05-08-2022 12:56 AM

Well, it’s under 10. I’d guess 8-9 once I make it round. Currently just under 3 tall, I think. Going to be a low flat one, I think.

It’s 1.4 inch wide blue tape, if that helps.

Thanks! I’m looking forward to seeing how it comes out, too.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 05-08-2022 02:32 AM

Two more pours of violet (8 drops in 150ml of epoxy, then 15 drops) just before bed. Its close enough that I’m going to measure the sides before I pour any in the morning, but I’m up to the tape almost halfway around now.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 05-08-2022 12:32 PM

You must be good at coloring Easter eggs Dave with all those drops of coloring combos. It will be interested to see what the orange looks like. Sounds cool. I hope your writing this all down.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 05-08-2022 12:44 PM

Writing it all down here, Dave. Hopefully I’ll collect it all in the project post, along with what worked and what didn’t.

As for eggs, mostly I made pysanky and that not for quite a few years now.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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