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I think I did acheive kaleidoscope bowls

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Project by recycle1943 posted 11-10-2019 08:02 PM 875 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been in my mind since somebody here referred to my bowls as a kaleidoscope of colors. Well, I coludn’t get passed that term and decided to see what I could do with the resin colors.
It wasn’t really a walk in the park because anybody that works with resin knows you only get one shot. It either is the color you wanted or it isn’t and the only way ( the way I use it ) to tell if you got it right is to let it cure and work it into the bowl.
I feel I did get it close to right with a little adjustment on the next pour I might just accomplish a perfected color combo it there really is such a thing.
To understand the color effects I’m referencing you have to look at the resin and not necessarily the bowl. Please note that the resins are tri colored with a blue, a pink and a near clear color. In several cases they seem to compliment the colors of the lumber in the bowls.
Here are several more from the same batch of 20 bowls completed this week.

and then misc. on the curing table waiting for pick up.

Thanks for looking
comments and helpful hints are always welcome

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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robscastle

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#1 posted 11-10-2019 08:09 PM

Hi Dick,
a fascinating look it was too!
I see Garth Brooks is still there too!

Epoxy I was going to use some on my slab but had second thoughts about it all
So I just used sawdust and glue this time.
Awaiting for it to dry and see what sort of a mess I have made of it!

-- Regards Rob

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 11-10-2019 08:14 PM

im sure you have acheived it another excellent looking bowl you have made GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 11-10-2019 08:22 PM

Rob, I think you would have liked the look of resin. My problem here is the cost of resin, I’ve finally got it down to about $100 for a 2 gallon kit

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 11-10-2019 08:30 PM

Thanks Tony
Rob – Garth Brooks. ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 11-10-2019 08:41 PM

All are looking pretty nice, great work Dick. The resin is a great way to complement the wood, provides very interesting eye appeal.

-- "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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#6 posted 11-10-2019 09:07 PM

Great work again Dick, I am contemplating getting a budget lathe and having a go after seeing what you have done.

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 11-10-2019 09:23 PM



Great work again Dick, I am contemplating getting a budget lathe and having a go after seeing what you have done.

- Markslawes


Mark – you can’t do this on a lathe. My bowls are all done on a ringmaster

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 11-10-2019 09:24 PM



All are looking pretty nice, great work Dick. The resin is a great way to complement the wood, provides very interesting eye appeal.

- Oldtool

Thanks Tom – it’s so much fun putting even the first coat of finish on and seeing them come to life

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 11-10-2019 10:40 PM

That’s quite a nice collection of work Dick! I haven’t tried a project with resin yet but getting closer all the time.

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robscastle

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#10 posted 11-10-2019 10:41 PM

Dick,

I would have loved to have used it but the cost was prohibitive, as I don’t even know what i will do with the slab yet.
If it its like most of the projects I do they only end up on the footpath for the council clean up.

Nov huck out

Note the Rosewood trays and other “come in handys”

Garth reference is to the carved box you made ! sometimes I am a bit cryptic with my messages I know what I am talking about others may not

-- Regards Rob

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 11-10-2019 10:48 PM



Dick,

I would have loved to have used it but the cost was prohibitive, as I don t even know what i will do with the slab yet.
If it its like most of the projects I do they only end up on the footpath for the council clean up.

Nov huck out

Note the Rosewood trays and other “come in handys”

Garth reference is to the carved box you made ! sometimes I am a bit cryptic with my messages I know what I am talking about others may not

- robscastle

Cost is a big factor in my projects but I do them anyway, just can’t help myself.
The carved box ? That was sent to me from my friend Sasha in Russia.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#12 posted 11-10-2019 10:53 PM



That s quite a nice collection of work Dick! I haven t tried a project with resin yet but getting closer all the time.

- Tom Regnier

Thanks Tom, watch as many utube videos about using resin as you can then jump in. You’ll have more fun than you’re allowed to have

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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crowie

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#13 posted 11-10-2019 11:26 PM

Those bowls are absolutely gorgeous Dick..
I love the the timber colours and variety in the designs so while all similar, all are very unique.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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recycle1943

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#14 posted 11-10-2019 11:36 PM

Thanks Peter – the multi colored resin is quite a trick

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#15 posted 11-10-2019 11:37 PM

Awesome work, as usual, Dick. I am wondering, do you have a lathe also? And, what type of glue do you use? I mean, are these bowls okay with occasional fluids or water for cleaning?

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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