|Project by KE4NYV||posted 11-20-2015 01:31 PM||1574 views||6 times favorited||17 comments|
My friend Mary has been asking me for a bowl for the last year (at least). She also has a slightly unhealthy obsession with everything Disney. I decided I wanted to melt these two things together into a really special gift for her.
The woods are black walnut and maple. Simple, classic. The maple feature ring segments were all cut on my CNC to get a perfect Mickey sillouette cutout. My original intention was to infill it with black walnut, however, even using my smallest endmill and filing at the rounded inside corners to make it fit, it just wasn’t working. In the end I elected to use black dyed epoxy. This ended up giving me a great look, but the epoxy was a total pain in the ass to turn. It makes a huge mess and for some reason the insides kept catching and gouging into the epoxy. At some point I gave in and left the gouges there, but luckily they were all on the inside and not super noticeable.
The rest of the bowl was straight forward segmented work. Twelve segment rings, all black walnut, made from 3/4 stock.
I took at least a hundred pictures during this build, but the ones posted above are really the highlights.
More important, I have a new video up on my YouTube channel this morning of the whole build:
-- Jason R.