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Poor Man's Stabilized Bowl

Discussion in 'Turners' Completed Projects' started by trc65, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. trc65

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    This bowl would have been perfect for some stabilization and or some resin filling, but don't have the equip. Started to turn it, but got real punky with white rot and worm holes. Planned to fill worm holes, but white rot areas around it were just honeycombed. Started filling holes with dyed epoxy, and just kept painting the white rot areas as well. Figured I had nothing to lose. I think I applied epoxy 8 times to get holes filled and rot areas "stabilized". Turned out better than i thought it would.

    Apple bowl, ~10x3", finished with gloss poly. Real SOB to try to get decent pictures with gloss finish.

    After applying epoxy.

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    Finished bowl

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    Miracle you were able to keep it together! Sure turned out super nice! Chuck
     
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    That turned out very nice. Gives it character.
     
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    Wow, gorgeous! That finish makes it look like the bowl has been dipped in glass. Well done!
     
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    Winner winner chicken dinner.
     
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    Looks great, your persistence paid off!
     
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    Too cool! Lots of work in that one, but I think it turned out really well!
     
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    That's a purdy bowl! Excellent save Tim, great job on finish, and I'm not typically a fan of high gloss.
     
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    I don't usually like a high gloss on bowls either. As I looked at the gloss epoxy fill though, it seemed like it would look off with a satin finish. May try lessening the gloss a little after the finish cures.
     
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    Very nice. Came together very well in the end.
     
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    That was superbly done! I've recently seen a few youtube videos where a turner makes a 50/50 mixture of epoxy and acetone. She mixes up the epoxy according to the directions, adds the acetone then paints it on the piece. It thins out the epoxy which allows it to soak into very punky wood deeper. The acetone dries off leaving only the epoxy. She also calls it poor mans stabilizing. Yours turned out amazing!
     
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    Thanks Barb!

    I'll have to give the thinned epoxy a try. I'm not usually working with a lot of punky woods, but there are always some that have a spot or two. Would be a lot better than using half a bottle of CA.
     
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    Exactly! Or even going through the whole process of stabilizing in a chamber.
     
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