Pine cone and Resin bowl

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Project by rockmolsen posted 07-09-2018 06:32 PM 2597 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from those small pine cones and West Systems epoxy resin. Set it in the prsssure pot for about 3 hrs to remove the air bubbles. Sanded all the way through the grits and finished with EEE and OB Shine juice. its 8.5” x 2.5”.

Here is a link to my Instagram page with a short video on the build.

Thanks for looking

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 07-09-2018 06:47 PM

These bowls are amazing Rick but I’m not going to try it, too many things on the go already:).

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 07-09-2018 06:51 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 07-09-2018 07:52 PM

This looks realy amaizing!! The material is out of this planet!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-09-2018 08:58 PM

That is a unique idea and it “turned” out beautifully (pardon the pun)!
The light coming through the epoxy makes this piece special.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#5 posted 07-09-2018 09:25 PM

Very beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 07-09-2018 11:23 PM

That is something you don’t see everyday. Nice job, and thanks for posting.

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#7 posted 07-10-2018 01:42 AM

Very cool looking. Nice work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 07-10-2018 02:43 AM

Unique and great looking. Great job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 07-10-2018 01:36 PM

This is a fantastic piece and is a real eye catcher. It’s beautifully done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 07-10-2018 02:08 PM

Woah! What gorgeous work! Incredibly beautiful sir!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 07-11-2018 10:53 AM


Beautiful!!! How strong is the resin when finished? I’m thinking would it hold up if you turned something like a bathroom sink? It would be amazing looking…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#12 posted 07-11-2018 08:31 PM


Providing that you mix correctly according to the manufactures instructions, its super hard and I believe you could do a bathroom sink. It also polishes up nicely. The issue I see is having a pressure pot large enough to put it in to remove all air bubbles?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#13 posted 07-15-2018 10:23 PM

Great video, I just saw one where they used recycled color pencil, it was nice, but this is definitely just plain awesome

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#14 posted 07-16-2018 06:32 PM

Thanks Norm !!!

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#15 posted 03-01-2019 01:23 PM

Hi, just did a search and found this since I’m in the process of turning my first resin/mini pine cone bowl. It’s a small one, about 3-1/2” diameter by 2” high. I’ve turned the outside and it’s looking good. I’m wondering how thick I need to leave the wall to be safe? I don’t want it to look too clunky, but I also don’t want to blow it up either.

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