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A little hollow form I turned this evening. Long day at the office so I needed to make something with my hands. About 8” spalted ambrosia maple 2-piece hollow form. Seam pretty much invisible.

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Failure in execution, but I think the concept is good. I need something other than thin CA to attach the resin insert. The snowflake charm is actually near the bottom of the insert, though reflection makes it look like it’s near the surface. Too bad about the glue “splotch” behind. Also need a dedicated soft center to hold the lid with resin insert — small bit of marring at dead top even after a perfect sanded finish. I brought tailstock up with flat nub and folded paper towel, but somehow managed to mar it a bit.

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Turning and hanging out at NCSU Packapalooza on Hillsboro today....
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.... because I used an old yellowing resin meant for counter tops. Before phase 2 of the snowflake bowl I wanted to test the suspended-rim theory. Aussie Brendan Stemp came up with the concept and this first try with Cherry gets a C+ from me. Had issues with some foaming/bubbling that a heat gun simply would not drive out. For the snow bowl I used a truly clear epoxy resin. But this was fun and I think kind of cool, even if flawed.
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