Woodturning a Bowl of Tulips – Maple with Epoxy Resin


well spring is finally here at least in
the northern hemisphere so I thought I’d do another resin inlay and this time I thought tulips would be a good idea just to celebrate the time of year so I’m using that same 1/8 diameter by
1/2 inch long straight bit in my router to route this design out so once I get
the bulk removed I’ll go along the edges of of each little inlay section and
smooth them out that’s what I’m doing here and then on the bigger sections
along with smoothing out the walls I need to make sure that everything is
removed from the the bottom of the inlay I’m just using a green with pearl and
also a red with a little bit less pearl and here’s another look at my bandsaw
circle cutting jig just measuring the radius of the piece and then matching up
the dowel hole a little bit longer length it’s not really necessary to use
the bandsaw jig to cut a circle on a flat piece like this I usually reserve
it for logs and such but I just got a new bandsaw blade I had to use it so my first task is to make this nice
and round to true it up I use my 5/8 bowl gouge for the vast
majority of this project here’s a pass at normal speed I know
everybody appreciates that slow and easy nice and smooth
gliding along on that level beautiful shavings it’s such a pleasure to turn wood with a
sharp tool make something beautiful out of a chunk
of wood words that times just seem insufficient once I get the outside shape the way I
want go to work on the bottom of the pool just to establish the foot and cut
the mortise so I can reverse mount this and work on the inside that marked the tip of this parting tool
at 3/16 of an inch because I’ve only got about a half inch of resin to play with I don’t want to go too deep but I want
to go deep enough for the Chuck jaws to be able to grab this bowl frimly and here I’m spending a little bit of time
smoothing out that mortis and shaping the bottom of the bowl but during this
process I decided to go a little bit different route with the bottom of the
bowl which you’ll see at the end of the video i sanded all the way up to 500 grit
before reverse mounted okay once again it’s time to take a look at what some
very talented subscribers to this channel of made I sure enjoy this Daniel Rawlings made this gorgeous bowl this thing’s beautiful you can find him
on Instagram at Rawlings art Rawlings_art Paul Raymond
Steenbach from Germany made this beautiful bowl it’s made from laburnum
so nice Ryan burgeois made these nice-looking bowls put that fleur-de-lis
in the bottom of the bowl using a resin very nice Ryan I apologize if I
mispronounced your name I get asked in the comments sometimes
why I thank my subscribers so much I got to tell you it’s because you motivate
and you show interest in what I’m doing you support me by subscribing I’ve said
it before I’ll say it again you are the fuel to my fire thank you so
much and if you’re watching this and you haven’t subscribed well thanks for
watching consider subscribing though it helps me so every time you make a bowl at some
point you’ve got to remove the tailstock and just rely in on the chuck itself to
hold the bowl in place so when that extra support is gone that just means
that you have to be extra deliberate with what you do with your tool in a
couple videos ago I had a bowl fly off the lathe because I wasn’t careful
enough when I pivoted in with the cutting edge I’m making very sure I’m not going to
make that same mistake with this bowl so it’s just a matter of slow deliberate
precise movements obviously this is at four speed so it looks a little bit more
hasty and here I’m just going for even wall
thickness matching the contours and the curves from the rim of the bowl all the
way to the base when I’m done with this bowl I’d like it to have the basic shape
of a tulip wide at the base narrowing towards the top with a little bit of
flair and now that I’ve exposed that color I
know that I’ve got about 5/16 of an inch thickness on the base of the ball at least
in the middle of the mortises so again even more deliberately taking off very
very thin shavings to expose all the color and then finalize the shape of the
bowl on the inside and get it sanded and finished and this is sanded all the way up to 500
grits now I’m adding shine juice which is going to soak into the wood nicely
also give it a nice luster and now you can see the yellow tips that
I gave these tulips my favorite colors for this flower and have reverse mounted the bowl again
onto some jumbo jaws so that I could work on the base of the bowl I got rid
of the mortis and I’m sanding that area up to 500 grit again and applying the
same finishes and you may notice you can’t see the yellow tips on the tulips
on the outside of the bowl just on the inside natural colors when lit from the bottom
in a dark room thanks for watching Semper Fi

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