LumberJocks

Brazillian Cherry Bowl with Blue and White Sand Inlay

  • Advertise with us
Project by Rob Macdonald posted 03-17-2012 02:14 AM 2174 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used three pieces of old cherry scrap flooring glued with original gorilla glue.
I used coarse white sand and fine blue sand with CA glue for the inlay.

The fine sand seemed to be a LOT harder on my tools than the last project with only coarse sand. I have to reshape my chisels now. I decided to turn it down using my hand power sander with a coarse grit whille it was turning in the lathe. That worked great . But because I didnt have a good way to finish the inside, considering the xtra hardness, I decided to leave a few millimeters of wood on the inside to conceal it this time

Polished with EEE Ultrashine

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME





10 comments so far

View D_Allen's profile

D_Allen

495 posts in 1435 days


#1 posted 03-17-2012 02:36 AM

That’s a great piece, nice idea and design.
When you said about not being able to finish the inside, do you mean that it was your original intent that the sand inlay would go all the way through the side? I would think that may weaken it. This way looks much better.
I was wondering how you turned the inlay. I’ll bet it not only dulled the tools but made some interesting noises!

-- Website is finally up and running....www.woodandwrite.com

View Rob Macdonald's profile

Rob Macdonald

75 posts in 929 days


#2 posted 03-17-2012 02:48 AM

See my previous project, that inlay shows through the inside and its only about 1/8 ” thick … if you hold it to a light you can see even through parts of it. ... the CA glue is pretty strong and dries clear. The rough stuff was done before it was hollowed out.

As it is close to finished I add another layer of CA glue, while it is spinning slowly, to both the inside and out, that strengthens it and fills in any small voids. Then sand and polish.

note : I also use a spray activator to cure the CA glue quickly

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

View Bearpie's profile

Bearpie

2587 posts in 1669 days


#3 posted 03-17-2012 04:25 AM

This is a beautiful bowl, the blue makes it ‘POP”!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View derosa's profile

derosa

1556 posts in 1486 days


#4 posted 03-17-2012 04:25 AM

What kind of CA glue do you use for something like this and how do you apply it as a finish?

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

View Rob Macdonald's profile

Rob Macdonald

75 posts in 929 days


#5 posted 03-17-2012 05:01 AM

I use the light CA glue and it was more af a final seal for the sand inlay only. i used EEE ultrashine for the overall finish. The CA filled in any little surface voids from the sanding and grinding and made it stronger. then i gave it a very light sanding to prepare for polish

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

View Gintaras's profile

Gintaras

168 posts in 1571 days


#6 posted 03-17-2012 10:31 AM

great idea

-- Gintaras, http://www.woodatelier.com

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2708 posts in 956 days


#7 posted 03-17-2012 01:30 PM

That came out great, the colored sand stands out much more than the first one you did, great contrast.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View BarbS's profile

BarbS

2434 posts in 2736 days


#8 posted 03-17-2012 02:48 PM

Your sanding worked very well. That’s a nice job of using inlay; it looks more uniform than I’ve seen in others. Good job!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

View ElbertonWoodWorks's profile

ElbertonWoodWorks

9 posts in 1011 days


#9 posted 03-17-2012 06:44 PM

Dude, that is a beautiful bowl, I myself love Brazillian Cherry, I get alot of mine from shippments to local granite companies that have shippments from south america and they use the cherry to support the granite in the cargo conex, sometimes I also get alot of purple heart, and sometimes some rosewood. I love the inlay work. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!

-- Larry, Elberton Wood Works, http://www.elbertonwoodworks.com

View Rob Macdonald's profile

Rob Macdonald

75 posts in 929 days


#10 posted 03-17-2012 07:33 PM

Thanks all !

The Brazillian Cherry is also waaaay up there on the hardness scale compared to typical cherry. Good for rough work like this, it doesnt crush in the chuck or rip off the faceplate. I did 1700 feet of my main floor in brazillian cherry using 3.5” and 5” boards. Almost used up my scrap 5” boards but have plenty of the 3.5” for use as base/cuttoff pieces or for segmenting.

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase