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Third cholla bowl #6: Shaping and filling

05-15-2022 04:39 PM by Dave Polaschek | 16 comments »

I finally got back in the shop after a crazy week. On Saturday I shaped the outside of the bowl and filled a few holes, then Sunday I smoothed that out and finished it, then chucked the base of the bowl and started shaping the inside. That’s the outside pretty good. Let’s get to the inside. First I have to cut off the pine “base.” Then clean up. Once I get pretty close to the final shape, I pull the bowl from the lathe, leaving it on the chuck, and fill and...

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Third cholla bowl #4: Final pair of pours

05-08-2022 03:30 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

I think the blank is about done. Two more pours of 150 ml each this morning, both with aqua tint. 20 drops or so. Pouring a quart and a half of epoxy over three days has also given me chances to use small amounts of epoxy for other projects. I have a shop stool which also gets used as a table for my corded miter saw (most used for chopping cholla canes to length). It had a crack in the seat from dropping my post drill on it while I was getting that ready to mount on the wall. So...

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Third cholla bowl #3: Third batch of pours

05-07-2022 03:48 PM by Dave Polaschek | 6 comments »

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....

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Third cholla bowl #2: Second pair of pours for the blank

05-07-2022 02:35 AM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

Nothing too exciting in this one, but I want to document what I’m doing for my own records, too. I went back out this evening and wrapped the blue tape an inch and change higher, rotated the blank 180 degrees so I would be pouring epoxy into the end that had almost none in it, and mixed up another batch of epoxy. This time it had 30+ drops of Aqua and I added 5 drops of TransTint Bright Red. That made a reasonable violet, though I maybe had just a touch too much blue. After pouring that...

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Third cholla bowl #1: Building the blank

05-06-2022 05:01 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

Started making the pieces for another cholla bowl this morning, and figured there’s been enough interest in what I’ve done that I should write it up. The first step is building a base on a faceplate for my lathe. I’ve been aiming at bowls that are 6-10 inches in diameter, so I generally put a pine 1×6 on the faceplate, and then put a couple pieces of 1×6 across that to get up to the size I want. Then I cut it round-ish on the bandsaw, and turn it round (and about 10 inches in ...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #22: Bowling League 2022 Turned Epoxy & Wood Beer "Glass"

03-08-2022 06:39 PM by Bill Berklich | 6 comments »

I had such great ideas for this swap. BTW if you have not joined a swap, you should – it will push your limits and you will learn a lot. First idea was a low rim open segment bowl with the openings filled with epoxy. Seemed like a good idea at the time. I didn’t do something right and it literally blew up. Good thing I had a jacket and face shield on. (I should show a picture, but it was too embarrassing, and I didn’t take one) After that disaster I made a small Movingui...

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Spatula repair #2: Scales on, rough shaping

07-27-2021 03:47 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

I started by carving openings in a piece of curly cherry to match the shape of the handle. Then I discovered the handle wasn’t thick enough to carve to full depth without risking blowing out the wood, so I added a 1/8” thick piece of ash “veneer.” Then I clamped the pieces together with some epoxy and poured a mix of epoxy and sawdust into the handle to solidify things. After the epoxy cured overnight, I pulled out the belt-sander and did some quick and dirty shaping. ...

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Punky Wood- More MIS-Adventures into Woodturning-5

06-13-2021 04:00 PM by MrWolfe | 5 comments »

Here are some recent pieces that are “works in progress”.I say that but the two that have finish on them are, well, finished. The unfinished bowl is very smooth and no cracks. I am learning to take more time with sanding and going through the grits. This was a fun and trouble free project (so far). This second bowl is from the same tree but I found some bug holes while turning and tried to chase them down. I finally stopped when I realized I wasn’t going to...

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Harbor Freight Pressure Pot/ Vacuum Chamber.

03-01-2021 04:41 PM by revieck | 0 comments »

In this video, I convert a Harbor Freight paint pot into a pressure pot and a vacuum chamber for resin casting.https://youtu.be/-i4iHM1ZaA0

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Nick Zammeti Inspired Walnut Clock.

03-01-2021 12:19 AM by revieck | 1 comment »

https://youtu.be/5gJvuqxnHVo In this video, I turn a walnut and epoxy resin clock, inspired by Nick Zammeti. I used clock parts and walnut purchased at a estate auction. Clock mechanism and hands from Hobby Lobby.

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