Woodturning a Bowl, Pinecones with Epoxy Resin

Woodturning a Bowl, Pinecones with Epoxy Resin

well I’d dug into the firewood pile
again as you can see I didn’t pick out the very best piece I like to think
there’s potential on all these old rotten chunks of wood so I took my
chainsaw sliced off a chunk so it would fit in that little mold and eventually I
find a way to fit those pine cones in there and then it was all about mixing
up some resin I just used a couple of different color blues there… sea blue
and sky blue added some pearl and it took about five of those cups to
fill up this mold once I had it all set up I taped it all
down and stuck it in the pressure pot for 24 hours I had charged that pot to
about 50 pounds of pressure and it dropped to just over 40 overnight I had the fire going in my shop it was
still kind of chilly in there and that resin had that came off in those big
long shavings as it coated my arm it felt pretty good it was nice and warm you can see all the tear out on the end
grain there maybe I could have set that wood up better inside that mold here I’m
drilling a hole for the wormscrew just taking my chainsaw to it to make it
flush and all I was doing here was I just
reversed mounted it and put it on the worm screw in order to cut the mortise
onto the bottom side kind of an extra unnecessary step but nonetheless I did
it it worked sorry about the distortion in the
background hit the sound is just a fan that I had turned on to blow the resin
away from my face causing some disturbance on the
microphone on the camera well it’s time once again to take a look
at what some of you very talented people in the audience have been doing Gerald
Moore made this beautiful salad bowl set out of walnut and ash and then made this
amazing piece of art out of pecan just beautiful Brett O’Keefe has been busy bottle stoppers and bowls… I like this square
Bowl especially that grain is so beautiful good job Brett Bruce Jordan
from Jordan Woodwerx and Robert Dedinsky of Cross Cut Creations sent me
stickers I sent some back hopefully you got them by now both of them have
YouTube channels that you might want to check out I want to take this time once
again to just give a special thank you to all of you that have subscribed to my
channel you know I sign on to check my comments and respond and the numbers
just keep on growing and growing… it just blows me away it’s very humbling
I really appreciate everybody’s interest thank you so much so eventually in hollowing this bowl out
I decided to go with the square nose scraper and just kind of take it out a
little bit at a time that way seemed to work out pretty good of course I went back in with a bowl
gouge to clean it up first across the bottom and then up the
sides and getting towards the end of the process here I decided to reshape the bottom of the bowl a little bit kind of round it
out to match the top it was about 8:30-9 o’clock at night time to go in and I
wasn’t done so I decided to soak that wood with a nice heavy coat of shellac
because it was kind of soft kind of punky as usual and then this is the next
morning before I took the negative rake scraper
to it I had to repair a couple of cracks that had formed and
what I did was I took five minute epoxy and mixing pearl into it and filled the
cracks with that really thin cracks and I’m really happy with the results of
that so it gave the whole bowl a thick coat
of shellac and I let that dry let that wood soak it all up again and then
I hit the whole thing with some OB shine juice courtesy Cap’n Eddie Castelin’s recipe well those pine cones just pop I’m real happy with the pearl pattern
inside the different blues turned out real nice here I’m hitting it with that
shine juice a couple of coats of that
and then I hit it with some carnauba wax and a buffing wheel which unfortunately I
didn’t record but this is right after the shin juice was applied and before I
hit it with the carnauba wax and buffing wheel so it’s a little bit streaky
but all that streaking this goes away as you can see here you can see those real
fine white lines those are completely solid but that’s where the cracks had
formed I love the way that looks it’s a very wintery looking bowl have I
mentioned how much I love the winter y’all stick around and watch these
stills there’s a couple of surprises it glows thanks for watching Semper Fi

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “Woodturning a Bowl, Pinecones with Epoxy Resin

  1. Dan DeForest says:

    please be careful with the epoxy resin, most resin's become toxic after being mixed and remain that way for three days, until full cure.i'm a boat builder in northern michigan,and i have burnt my lungs by working it to soon.remain well so you can keep making these beautiful projects

  2. Samuel Natal says:

    The thumbs down are from people with no appreciation for the beauty that the world has to offer.

  3. Samuel Natal says:

    You should put it in an art display. And sell it for good money.

  4. Emir Yad says:

    Absolutely fabulous
    True professional

  5. Stephen Mataganog says:

    What a well done video. Thank you for posting it. And WOW that bowl is beautiful!


    You have a great idea and i think you are doing diffent which every likes

  7. mammy holly says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! I wish I could make something like that. Would love to have one, put it among my plants. My 155 plants. I don't know what we would do without artist like yourself.

  8. ayieu medom says:

    Absolute beauty

  9. The Hair Professor says:

    very good job!

  10. June Schmidt says:

    Need a love button for this! 😍😍😍

  11. nilsuthor says:


  12. vvbsmurthy says:

    Marvellously beautiful

  13. vvbsmurthy says:

    How much heat it could resist

  14. Chris Ward says:


  15. AllHail TheMostHigh says:

    Do you use a regular plastic bucket to cast the resin in the pressure pot? Or hard plastic?

  16. Winter Crane says:

    That looks awesome. Is it safe to eat out of?
    And such a stupid question, but what is the machine called that you're using?

  17. බුංගා dot කොම් says:

    Wow…marvelous ..

  18. Eduardo Garay says:

    En verdad tenía que desperdiciar tanto material para éso.? Pura contaminación

  19. Ric Powers says:

    Beautiful work!

  20. Dwayne Cain says:

    Hello. I want to say thank you for sharing. I just found your channel and can’t wait to see more. Very nice bowl.
    I am brand new to resin and wood and to tell the truth to wood turning too. I am working with very limited tools. But it’s guys like you on here that have inspired me. I hope to make something beautiful. Thanks again.

  21. bobby wilson says:

    Is it safe to eat out of

  22. Sharon Duvall says:

    Just found your channel. You do amazing work! Love how you explain what your doing as you work! Beautiful work!

  23. Kim Marcum says:

    I am speachless – so beautiful!

  24. Unfree Radical says:

    Incredible finished effect, oceanic, the wood is very ship-timber looking, the pine cone edges look like fish scales, there's rocks and weird starfish. Absolutely stunning.

  25. BeauJameson says:

    For a basic bowl this is exceptionally nice due to the way you mixed the different materials.
    I get tired of the same things that are often done but lately I have seen remarkable results.

  26. wilson crase says:

    I love these man keep it up it’s amazing 🙂 beautiful piece as well super creative 🙂

  27. Anna Sampson says:

    That is absolutely beautiful

  28. dale baker says:

    Would like to see one all pine cone

  29. Natu Davis says:

    How do you suggest to store the resin as it cures?..
    I'm sure It takes a couple of days without the pressurization machine.

  30. Doogie Carpit Burger says:


  31. nessa pa nada says:

    Waaauw 😂👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾so sexy 😂😂👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👍🏾goooooood job

  32. Gail Rigelsky says:

    You make some of the most amazing items, totally jealous I would live to learn how to do that, keep rockin it!

  33. Tish Smiddy says:

    Hi ! I don’t want make it i want bye 1 of you pieces . Where do i go

  34. ЙОК МАКАРЁК says:

    Очень круто, мастер заслуживает уважения

  35. david rodrigues maia says:

    Great Job!!!
    Original Idea and an amazing result!!!

  36. ابو ادم says:

    لو سمحت ممكن اجيب الايبوكس دة منين ياريت الرد والافادة

  37. Mike Vaccaro says:

    Beautiful work as always my friend.

  38. Steven Jennings says:

    Awesome informational educational video experience Y'alls

  39. Tish Smiddy says:

    There is such a thing as a yarn bowl ( a bowl with hook cut out or a whole you made me think of this a lot

  40. МММ says:


  41. Alex lee says:

    the pine cones almost look like some sort of scorpion

  42. Usty says:

    I never knew you were such a STICKLER for pine cones! 😂

  43. Turkey Creek Knives says:

    Very nice I do a lot of knife handles with pine cones love the designs that come out of them

  44. Paulo da silva Andre says:

    Very Nice Very good 😮

  45. Peter Blank says:


  46. Chief Toad says:


  47. Chief Toad says:

    Only thing that throws me of is that one side of the bowl that's like grayish

  48. TEJINDER PAUL says:

    You are very creative bro fan from India #sikh

  49. Jill Thomas says:

    Beautiful work

  50. rwseemore1 says:

    Absolutely beautiful work marine

  51. John Blaine says:

    So cool… if I ever learned to do this I would never leave my house… 😅

  52. محمد محي says:

    فنان مبدع

  53. Артем МР-153 says:


  54. XxMia Lynn GachaxX says:

    That is AMAZING!!!! Love your work!!!!!!!

  55. Mikael Nilsson says:

    Damn Resin is such a awsome material to work with 😀 !

  56. Nikolai Rath says:

    Klasse 👍👍👍

  57. Dimitrios says:

    When you are a pro ,you are a pro …hands down that is cool art ..A++++

  58. dorkchop46 says:

    Beautiful Work!

  59. Camarggio says:

    Amazingly stunning work.
    I just love it!

  60. shaun skursky says:

    What kind of pressure chamber is that and where did you get it????

  61. Hugh Jantic-Pantz says:

    You could make a mold of a bolw, then fill that with pieces, for way less resin


    I wasn't sure about mixing the pine cones with the wood, but it worked really well….(you can always learn something). I need to mix stuff up more when I cast. Well done and a really nice bowl. Good video, well done Sam Angelo
    Thanks for posting…..
    Wyomingwoodturner  https://tinyurl.com/y2jaf3ss

  63. Eden Heynatz says:

    You should make a bowling ball

  64. Михаил Юрьевич says:

    В целом классно, но шишки на спиле жутко смотрятся. Как какие-то трилобиты раздавленные.

  65. anti Bulling L says:

    very beautiful, keep on creating

  66. Carole Just Carole says:

    What is the care for a wood and resin bowl?

  67. Warlord Skullcrusher says:

    That's fricking awesome

  68. Aparecido Azevedo says:


  69. Zayed Alomari says:

    Nice work done

  70. Chernabog says:


  71. Judith Heineman says:

    Music too loud

  72. Aidan Long says:

    his voice is lowkey kinda soothing

  73. garattyfisher says:

    Some people sing, some people paint, and some people write… You make beautiful things with wood. A true artist indeed.

  74. bronevik03 says:


  75. Neill's Custom Creations GEN3 says:

    The bowl is totally beautiful it's a beautiful piece of work I'd love to have a lathe to do all this kind of woodwork

  76. Zachary Camacho says:

    He sounds like other Ron from parks n Rec, except he’s woodworking like normal Ron

  77. Paciej says:

    Can you use one to eat from or is it just a design item for your home? 🙂

  78. X Gen says:

    Wow.. It looks incredible.

  79. Leon * says:

    That's pretty sharp true craftsmanship

  80. Herr NRW Deutschland says:

    Очень красиво, 👍👍👍👍👍👍

  81. Linda Beck says:

    All I can say is that is absolutely beautiful

  82. Jamal Khudair says:

    Realy grate thanks ..

  83. Georgia Peach314 says:

    Another great piece! Thanks for your channel! Totally love!

  84. Anita Marie says:

    Okay so has anyone seen that show Mindhunter…? 👀

  85. لؤي عبد الحميد says:

    you are artist.
    أكثر من رائع

  86. Leslie Smith says:

    That's beautiful.

  87. John Bronx says:

    I bet is an expensive piece

  88. Elizabeth LeBouef says:


  89. Bowhead31 says:


  90. Kevin hedderwick says:

    This is gorgeous. Made me think of the beach more than winter. I suppose it’s a kinda “mood” bowl. It can be whatever you like. Wonderful work none-the-less.

  91. A Girl with tools Re’Ann says:


  92. Саша Саша says:

    Супер КЛАСС 👍✌️👍

  93. 4gumby611 says:

    Beautiful work!  Pls be careful with that ring on.  Saw a finger taken off on a metal lathe!

  94. Pam Young says:

    Wow so beautiful you are very creative

  95. Ibraheem Jalaly says:

    "As it coated my arm it felt good, it was nice and warm"
    I stopped watching right after that.

  96. محمد العكيلي says:

    مبدع جميل جدا عاشت أيدك

  97. steve says:

    Bad ass man! Your video gave me a lot of ideas! Where is the best place to get the epoxy? Thanks!!!

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