Potpourri Bowls

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Project by Trackman posted 12-27-2013 04:50 PM 2436 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these Potpourri bowls as a Christmas gift for friends and family this year. I found that as I turned each one, I refined my technique a little more each time.

I had the figured maple in a 2’, 9 quarter board and it turned out great. With one of the pieces of maple I ran into a problem when I found natural cracks and voids. I used this as an opportunity to use a product named Inlace that I found @ Woodcraft. After mixing the hardening agent with it I just poured it in to the void and let it set for 24 hours. Inlace is an acrylic looking compound with rock flex in it. It’s smelly stuff, but once it’s dry it’s very easy to turn on the lathe.

The other bowls were turned out of black and American walnut. I kind of like the way the sap wood accented the darker wood.

This project was relatively easy, but it had a lot of “Ooh – Aah” factor.

-- Trackman, Washington

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#1 posted 12-27-2013 07:23 PM

Great work!

-- If my work inspires you, please share your creation with me.

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 12:01 PM

really nice work! the finish and woods are awesome!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 05:38 PM

Looks nice.
What are the lids made of? Or, where did you get them?

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#4 posted 12-28-2013 10:14 PM

Craft Supplies USA has the lids in their catalog. Be aware that all of the lids are a little bit different size. You have to make sure that you fit the lid to a specific bowl, they’re not all the same.

-- Trackman, Washington

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