Juniper free form bowl #2: Inlays

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Blog entry by junipercanyon posted 882 days ago 1144 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Rough shape Part 2 of Juniper free form bowl series Part 3: Finish and begin again! »

Well, many hours with a pair of tweezers and half a dozen tubes of super glue, and the inlays are about done. Just as I was starting to sand down the last inlay, this piece of wood apparently wasn’t satisfied with my work and it jumped right out of my lap and on to the shop floor. So, many cuss words later,.... a day to calm down, and one more inlay to hide the new crack and here is where I’m at. Just a few more hours of sanding to go and then 4 or 5 coats of Tung Oil and I’ll be done.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 882 days ago

Like I said before, keep those photos comin’. The detail of the process is very much appreciated. Don’t worry too much about the cuss words and day to calm down. If it weren’t for those two steam valves, we woodworkers would walk on water, don’t ya think? :)))))

Great looking piece. Gonna be a keeper?



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#2 posted 882 days ago

Well, I bet with the right design of wooden foot wear, we could walk on water!! Thanks for the comments and interest. I’m not planning on keeping it, I want to try and get a few of these done this year and try my hand at selling them.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#3 posted 880 days ago

Good work on the inlay.Sometime try using epoxy instead of the CA and see what you think, sometimes that CA is hard to get out of that soft juniper.Watching for the finished product!!

-- Scott NM,

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#4 posted 880 days ago

Thanks Scott. The day I saw your “Twister” project was when it clicked with me that I wanted to try these. I’ve been back to look at your projects many times, and your most recent post of the one with stitches was what made me decide to try my hand at it. That is a beautiful piece.

My plan on this one was to use “stitches” as well, but I’ve never tried it before and talked myself out of it. Is there a type or brand of epoxy you would recommend? The CA stains are a little irritating, and I’ve accidentally sanded all the way through an inlay before trying to get one out. Thanks again for the compliment!

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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