Two turners sent in submissions for this episode. Interestingly, both were faced with incomplete pieces of wood that begged to be turned into something beautiful. Rick Hounjet used pyrography to emphasis a crack in a piece of Mountain Ash and Jay Scott chose to add a layer of resin to make a blank large enough to make a finished piece. Thanks to both for sending in their pictures.
Here is a little shallow bowl made out of Mountain Ash. It developed a large crack so instead of throwing it away I made the crack into a tree.
Purple Interference Pear Bowl
As a practice run for a larger upcoming resin pour, This was my third real resin and wood hybrid. It’s not perfect. Required a second pour to make the most of the blank, but the colour is a touch off and you can see the witness line. My finishing is improving, but there is room to grow, yet.
I need to say that the live video I recorded on Facebook captures the pure enjoyment I had making kilometers of plastini strings (unofficial term coined by my daughter), my hands covered and shaggy like Cookie Monster. Hours of flow, with slow and steady progress like that are my satisfaction.
The materials used include a piece of pear wood, Magic Resin 4″ Deep Pour, Magic Fly Purple Dye, Jacquard Interference Violet mica powder. It sits 70mm tall by 180mm across. The finish was started by sanding to 1000 grit, followed by sealing with shellac, abraded with Yorkshire Grit regular polishing paste. Further refining then with Yorkshire Grit Microfine, finalized with three coats of Hampshire Sheen Toy and Food Safe Wax.
Jay Scott Creations