This woodturning project picks up from a green turning disaster a couple of months ago.
At that time, I turned a green piece of maple. I wanted the finish turning without waiting for the wood to dry.
However, in the final moments, my gouge caught the bottom of the bowl and it exploded.
Maybe I should have thrown the broken bowl away. Instead I decided to try to make something of it after all.
So, I turned another small bowl from a piece of Walnut limb wood. This walnut was very dry, having been salvaged many, many years ago. It has had ample time to dry.
I mixed up some casting resin with a little silver metallic sparkle and poured it into the walnut bowl. Then I placed the pieces of the broken maple bowl in the walnut bowl and embedded in the casting resin. I used small skewers to space the pieces of the broken maple bowl.
The end product is not a classic in my estimation. But it does have a story to tell and an acknowledgement that not all woodturning projects turn out perfectly.