LumberJocks

President's Challenge

  • Advertise with us
Project by trifern posted 05-12-2008 02:29 PM 1160 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a President’s challenge of my local wood turning club to turn an end grain bowl. It is maple and walnut laminated with epoxy laced with chili powder. It measures 5” tall by 5.5” wide and is finished with wipe-on poly.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.





16 comments so far

View JasonH's profile

JasonH

136 posts in 2483 days


#1 posted 05-12-2008 02:37 PM

Looks great!

This may sound silly, but what’s the chili powder do in the epoxy?

-- Living on the square...

View trifern's profile

trifern

8132 posts in 2422 days


#2 posted 05-12-2008 02:40 PM

If you look close on the third picture you can see the thin outline between the maple and the walnut. The chili powder colors the epoxy to a pinkish cream color with red flakes. I thought it looks like the end grain of maple.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

View JasonH's profile

JasonH

136 posts in 2483 days


#3 posted 05-12-2008 02:44 PM

Ah, now I see! That’s a clever transition-maker!

-- Living on the square...

View spaids's profile

spaids

699 posts in 2348 days


#4 posted 05-12-2008 02:44 PM

You’ve found a great way to smuggle chili powder.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

View USCJeff's profile

USCJeff

1044 posts in 2723 days


#5 posted 05-12-2008 03:25 PM

Chili Powder, learn something new everyday. Nice turning.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2477 days


#6 posted 05-12-2008 03:54 PM

Trifern,

This is simply gorgeous. You have come a long way in a very short period of time. Thanks for the chili powder explanation. I didn’t have a clue either.

Wonderful post. By the way, I assume that this was a contest, how did you do?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View John Gray's profile

John Gray

2370 posts in 2540 days


#7 posted 05-12-2008 04:01 PM

CHILI CRAZY! Nice bowl thanks for posting.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

View TedM's profile

TedM

2002 posts in 2388 days


#8 posted 05-12-2008 05:20 PM

trifern, chili powder?! you are tooo cool! A great looking bowl, simple lamination but looks really good. Nice end turning as well.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

View Canexican's profile

Canexican

106 posts in 2332 days


#9 posted 05-12-2008 05:44 PM

Very clever gluing trick…subtle but effective…

-- www.woodshopdude.com

View Woodhacker's profile

Woodhacker

1139 posts in 2378 days


#10 posted 05-12-2008 06:52 PM

Very nice Trifern (as always). I think I’m going to put taco seasoning on the menu for my next project. :)

Thanks for posting!

-- Martin, Kansas

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2902 days


#11 posted 05-12-2008 08:38 PM

Just beautiful again trifern, great idea with the chili powder. That is what art is all about. Trying different things using different mediums, thats what determines one artist from another, using your own ideas, to create new things. Great job man. Love the color and design. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2643 days


#12 posted 05-12-2008 11:10 PM

Chilie? Interesting. Never too old to learn.

Nice job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View ShannonRogers's profile

ShannonRogers

540 posts in 2443 days


#13 posted 05-12-2008 11:44 PM

This is brilliant, the self spicing mug! Just add tomato juice and vodka and you have a spicy bloody mary!

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

View trifern's profile

trifern

8132 posts in 2422 days


#14 posted 05-13-2008 04:56 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I am glad I could spice things up.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

19460 posts in 2506 days


#15 posted 05-14-2008 01:45 AM

Excellent Trifern. Was the wipe on poly applied while turning or stationary?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

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