Why Buy it When You Can Make it? Check Out How One Man Made a Secret Wood Bowl!
Why go to the store and buy something when you can make it? And we’re not just talking about handcrafting shelves, tables and bookcases, but other, more specialized items… like bowls. Yes, the DIY movement is alive and well these days, with more and more Americans trying to understand how things are actually made – and then trying to make it themselves before they run off to the store and buy it. Most find the experience of creating their own item rewarding and personally gratifying. They’re also more likely to value said item. This was recently the case for DIY’er Peter Brown. He wanted to make a bowl – but not just any bowl, a special secret wooden bowl (also often referred to as “wood with resin” bowls) with a translucent resin. Check out the step-by-step process that Brown took to create the terrific final product.
It All Started With Walnut
Peter Brown picked up some nice walnut material, but he initially didn’t know what he wanted to do with it right away. The pieces of the material sat on a storage shelf for a while. Then, he saw a purpose for them. He saw the ideal project for them.
Cutting it Up
Brown took the walnut into his shop and started by cutting the material into thin strips about 1 inch wide.
Cutting Board? Or Something Else?
After putting the strips through a thickness planner, then placing all of the strips together, Brown realized that they would have made for a good walnut cutting board and he could have stopped right there and just glued all the strips together. But he had other ideas.
Why Not a Bowl?
A cutting board would have been nice, but Brown wanted to make a bowl. Specifically, a secret wood bowl, which consists of handmade wooden rings and specialty resin. To start the bowl-making process, Brown got to have some fun. He was going to get to bust out the sledgehammer.
A special bowl was going to take some special tools. Aside from a table saw and thickness planner, Brown was also going to need the aforementioned sledgehammer, a mold, a cutting jig, band saw, a hollowing tool, sanding tools and finishing tools. Brown had all of these tools on hand in his workshop.