Making interesting and fun projects to me is an addiction. I mainly make wood and wood/epoxy
hybrid projects. I also really enjoy teaching others new techniques and ideas for projects they can make themselves. To do this, I post to both YouTube (JPayne Woodworking) and Instagram (@jpaynewoodworking).
This dinosaur egg bowl is made with spalted maple that was from a tree cut down in a friend’s yard. Seeing the shattered top of the tree gave me the idea to try casting the shattered cracks in epoxy, and turn a bowl from it using simple things like packing tape and epoxy. While I had a shape in mind, I did not realise until it was finished how much like a cracking dinosaur egg it would look. Making the bowl was truly a blast, and was a lot more work than it might look, taking around five hours of turning on the lathe to complete.