50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #37: Another apple and resin bowl

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Blog entry by mnguy posted 08-21-2019 01:36 PM 438 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was supposed to be somewhat of a ‘winged’ bowl, as I started with a half log chunk that was ~7” across and 12” long. The log had other ideas. I got chunks breaking off both long edges so I ended up turning it round vs. oblong. In retrospect I could have flipped the blank and maybe taken the chipped out areas out by removing material from the top / face of the bowl, but I took all off as I turned the back of the bowl and put a tenon on for the foot. The result was a small bowl and a large pile of shavings. Finished bowl is 5” diameter and 1.25” tall. Finish is Shellawax, buffed at ~1700 rpm.

I also got a lesson in how resin will find a crack for you – lol. it looked liked the large crack in the blank didn’t pass all the way through, but I soon found a puddle of pink System III on my bench. Blue tape did nothing to stem the flow. I had to wait for pour #1 to set up and then completed filling with a 2nd pour. Next time, I will look more closely for cracks and seal them with tape or hot glue before I pour.

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