Remember the snowflake bowl/platter? The square rim was starting to separate when I got it down to less than a 1/4” thick so I decided to give it up. The epoxy resin must have shrunk just a bit and didn’t have enough surface adhesion. Still kind of a cool look and this stuff was definitely clear. Had to split the pour to ensure enough resin was below the metal charms.
.... 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.
Getting ready to teach a jewelry turning class next Friday night & Saturday, if we get 2 more students....
(Sadly I can’t link directly to the class. Look for “jewelry “ on this page and follow registration links if you are interested.)
Nothing wrong with round, either. The deeper pear bowl was turned today. The shallow maple was started at a demo several months ago and I just got around to finishing the bottom and adding the burn lines. Both are about 7 1/2” diameter. No finish, but the pear is a utility bowl with mineral oil wiped on. $25 each.
There are a couple of minor flaws in this experimental piece, but I’m glad I decided to push through and finish it. It’s an 8-inch off-set shallow cherry bowl.
Mainly decorative but could also be nice for placing keys or loose change. The rim has leaf-design metal charms set in resin. You can see from the before photo it took a bit of planning to get the off-set to fall just right and keep the symmetry. $45.
Spent the whole day getting ready for Food & Flea Holiday Market Sunday 12-4 in downtown Cary, probably my last event of the season.
In addition to replenishing my bird house ornaments, I managed to produce these candy or potpourri bowls with pewter lids. The left is rosewood ($35), the larger canary wood ($40).