maple jellybean bowl w/ inlaid resin rim for the Peelle family in St. Louis: annotated

When you turn bowls for your own family, there’s very little pressure. However, I’m turning this maple jellybean bowl for one my best friends, Dr. Jonathan Peelle, and his lovely family. Jon is abnormally particular, so the pressure is on!

I annotated the many steps that went into this bowl. There were lots of failures along the way, including me denting the resin by touching it before it cured and cracking the bottom of the tenon when the bowl flew off the lathe. In the end though, I covered most of my sins and ended up with one beauty of a jellybean bowl. Here we go…