Welcome back. Well, as promised
we’re going to get on to this. Jen from Jen’s Woodworking and Things was
struggling with this. She made the blank and because of the grain direction and because she doesn’t have the tools that
she needs.. the right tools… yet.
She was having some problems and she got frustrated after about the third
day and threw this in the naughty bin. And she asked me if I would be willing to
collab with her on it and see what I could do with it.
Hopefully not blow it up, but you know, you never know. And I said sure, I’d be
happy to give it a try. So that’s what we’re gonna do. I was happy with this
center point here so I’m gonna keep it. I’m gonna go back to here. I’m gonna put
this between centers, get everything established. Figure out whether or not
I’m going to use a glue block or a mortise or tenon or whatever. I’m
thinking… right now I’m thinking glue block. So come along with me let’s see what happens. Before we get started, I got some new stickers. Probably ought to get them
on the wall. Bruce Jordan, Jordan Woodwerx, sent me two stickers and Cortland Hunt
from The Coyote Workshop sent me some stickers as well. So
which one of these do I want to put up here, Jordan? I think I’m gonna put you right there. Cortland… I’m gonna put you right here, bud. As always, I’ll put a link up here. I’m
not sure if Cortland has a channel or not. I know Bruce does. So thanks, guys!
This is already dished out about an eighth of an inch. I don’t want to go any
thinner than I have to so I’ll just flatten this up good. And put a glue block on it…. turn a tenon and then chuck it up later. But for now put in between centers and see what she looks like. What do you say? Just call me Resin Beard the Pirate. Now I don’t have anything here is going to hurt me. I’ve smoothed this edge up nicely. This isn’t bad… except for the… the bubbles and the voids. So I want to address those before I go
any farther. I’m gonna go get my Dremel and I’m gonna take care of all these pockets. Okay, I’ve
got this epoxy on and filled all those holes.
It took three rotations, but that’s okay. I’ve got to let this sit up overnight
to make sure it’s full strength before I start turning it. It’s 30 minute epoxy
but I really want to make sure it’s nice and hard.
I’ll come back in the morning, smooth this out and see how good to fix was. Alright, this has had a chance to cure overnight. Let’s see what we can do.
Smooth this up a little bit. Undt von eternity later. Alright, that’ll
do. Now before we get too carried away. Now I’ll prepare a glue block for it. Okay,
I’ve got this on a glue block. Gotta let it set overnight to dry up real good. And
then I will work on the inside before I finish the outside of this thing. It’s
close. Still have some fine-tuning to do, but
it’s looking better than it did. Dang, Jen, this resin is hard! And I mean hard! I don’t usually use these. I keep one just for such occasions. What did you put in this resin, concrete? That resin is so
hard this tool handle this is hot… this steel has gotten hot! Okay, now I’m down into the mahogany. I’m gonna work on this shape and be done with it. Smooth up what I can in here down to there. (Singing House of the Rising Sun) It’s that glitter that’s hosing things up. Daggum glitter! You girls and your
glitter stuff. (laughing) That scraper is dull already. And a big void. I’m gonna have to fill that with colored epoxy before I move on. Alright, I knew this was going to be slow going. I’ll make up… mix up some epoxy put it in
here and let it cure overnight. And then I’ll be back. That was nearly a disaster! Alrighty, I’ve got the bulk of the crap out of the way now. Time to sharpen. Ooooh, I don’t wanna go any deeper! That’s where I lost control and screwed
up and nicked it. Dadgum it! Sorry, Jen! I blew it. I blew it! Yeah, a lot of harmonics… in that rim. That’s what happens when you get rid of this and then have to go back to work on the outside. You pick up a lot of harmonics and it’s never good! That should sand out though. Now I just have to finish the rim. I just felt a piece hit me on the foot. Did I blow another junk out?
Yep. I blew another junk out. And I was just scraping. That had to have been… I probably cracked it when I did the rest of the damage. I don’t want to make it any shorter. Let’s see if we can finish this bad boy
up. Undt von eternity later. Alright, Jen, it’s turned. Now
let’s sand her up. Okay, I’m gonna hit this with some
lacquer thinner to remove the wax because I’m… gonna finish this with lacquer. So
I’ve got to get this wax off to make sure the lacquer sticks. Give it a few
minutes to flash. Acetone would work better but I’m afraid with dissolve the
resin. Now comes the part I’ve been dreading the most. This oak is hard stuff. And that’s why you don’t glue the middle. I don’t dare go any thinner. Oooh that’s close! Baby, that’s close! That’s like scary close. So I’m only going to sand from here on out. I didn’t think I got it that thin down on the inside but… I definitely did. Well, here it is.
The finished bowl. Hope you’re happy with it, Jen. I’ve still got to let it cure for
a few days and buff it out, but I’ll take care of that then. So once that’s done
I’ll put it in a box and send it back to you. In the meantime, everybody thanks for watching. I really appreciate it! Y’all come back and see us here in the
Messy Studio. You never know what’s gonna happen next.
My next project… I’m gonna take this big… it’s big, 13 by 11 by 8 inches deep. This
is a piece of walnut. It’s a… it’s a crotch. You can see there was a limb
there and on them there. This is a piece of walnut that came down during Katrina
in Louisiana and my brother went and cut it down… cut it off the house. It’s got
some splits and some cracks in it. So we’re gonna have to see how it goes, but
I was been… I’ve kind of been waiting for a coring system to get to this. So stay
tuned for the next one and we’ll see how this comes along. Y’all come back.