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Catchall Dish

author-gravatar ewharvey Nov 22, 2020

My sister needed a catchall dish for her keys/wallet etc., and I needed an excuse to try a rectangular turning. Design inspired by Peter Brown's "Drunken Cutting Board" youtube video, and I also incorporated my first epoxy pour

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Finished product

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Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish

I used double sided tape to stick a piece of walnut and cherry together. I didn't have a bandsaw, so I used a router + a jig saw to make some curves. Then I swapped alternating pieces for the first step of the checkerboard process

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I wasn't prepared for how much material the router would remove, and the pieces wouldn't fit nicely together, so I decided to fill in the spaces with epoxy as an excuse to do my first epoxy pour

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After the epoxy pour, I cut some more curves in the perpendicular direction to the first curves, and filled the spaces with epoxy one last time

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Second epoxy pour

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First look out of the mold

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Photo of Catchall Dish

The other purpose for this project was I wanted to try a rectangular turning

Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish

There were some voids in the epoxy, so I filled them with CA glue and a bright orange epoxy dye powder to exploit and highlight the imperfections

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Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish

Experimented with free hand routing for my sister's first initial. Filled with more CA glue and epoxy die 

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Finished with boiled linseed oil, spray-on shellac, and paste wax

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Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish
Photo of Catchall Dish

1 comment

Wow, that's a beautiful dish! Thanks for sharing!

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