Secret Wood Bowl DIY

After making my version of the secret wood rings, I knew I wanted to try and scale it up!

This bowl is made from splintered walnut and polyester resin. I ended up making a very large blank and turning most of it away! While I’m more than pleased by the end result, I think I could have minimized the resin usage with a bit of planning…

Regardless, I ended up with a cool and unique bowl! I hope you enjoy this video. I know I enjoyed making it

Resin and Timber Bowl:

Full write up coming soon:

Want To Make this Project?
West System Epoxy:
Clear Polyester Resin:
Mixing Cups & Stir Sticks:
Epoxy Resin Blue Pigment:
Silicone Rubber Mat:
Rubber Gloves:
Carbide Turning 3-Piece Set:
Bowl Gouge:
80 grit – 800 grit sanding discs:…
Sorby Sandmanster System:
Mico Mesh Foam Pads:
Micro Mesh Flat Sheets:
PlastX polish:

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music by Jason Shaw@


Swagmuffin says:

Fantastic creative input, however, I think the expense and patience invested in this project did not justify the end result. Peter, you are such a good and inspiring talented artist, but the bowl does not compliment you at all. You always manage to produce a ‘wow factor’ with your creations, unfortunately it didn’t happen this time. Maybe it’s the blue, perhaps a copper or marble effect would have been better. I urge every new viewer to not judge Peter by this, checkout his other videos, they’re great.

YoungInn G says:


Carl Zorro says:


Josi Coleman says:

love it!

Hanna says:

after coming across your channel, I will never look at bowls the same. your work is fantastic!!!

Dan says:

I haven’t done any serious woodwork before, but to common sense, since you don’t plan on showing epoxy in the center, why break up wood pieces and glue them there? You could have just made the outside “secret wood-ish” and add a border of wood for wall and the center could have been measured prior and place blocks at desired gradients and you could have saved a lot of materials already. The radial cross section is like so: [S for broken wood and W for normal blocks]

SSW (The extra height reserved for the “sky”)
SSWW (Gradient starts here)

CarlottaART says:

PB, you’re awesome! Love how you brought the wood and resin together creating an explosion of utter Beauty!

iSSa ShaKuR says:

Qué marca de resina usas? La mezclas con un tinte especial?

spiritualnontan says:

It looks like a ship wreck bowl because of the blue resin

BurntFaceMan says:

really cool. thanks =)

Eddie Lam says:

Hello, that’s awesome~! beautiful super cool energy bowl. Is it for sale? I’m living in Macau, Asia.

ayylmao says:

people who actually do the diy reply

Afonso Bragheto Palomares Medeiros says:

That is a fine guy.

Napoleón Bonaparte says:

Horrible tenes que tener todas las maquinas que tiene el tipo a parte le saco todo se hubiera echo una fuerte y listo que ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ B

Wing P. says:

When you started breaking the walnut strips with a hammer, the caption claimed it was “music”.

ChronosFIN says:

I would say: There should be better way to make the blank. So much resin went to waste in my opinion, but the end result was gorgeous.

Shaun Kennedy says:

would of been cool to of used a coring tool to get two bowels and not so much waste.



Josue Guzman says:

Looks great but it also looks like alot of resin wasted

Wesley Johnson says:

This is awesome! I’d love to try this. Just curious though, instead of just whittling away the entire inside of the bowl, couldn’t you use the lathe to sort of “hook” out the inside and make progressively smaller bowls? For instance, if you used a hook shaped tool to carve out the inside like you’d carve out a watermelon, and just keep going down till you’ve made about 4 or 5 smaller bowls out of it. Just a thought, don’t know if it’d be possible or not.

Alex Frias says:

I need one of those bowls just a little wider say 12 inches wide

b brengo says:

Love ur job

RealBigR says:

One of the prettiest ones I’ve seen.

Kenneth Abston says:

I want one

vaishnavi acharya says:

Iam not completely sure but how about if we use two molds a larger one and a smaller fitted inside each other with enough gap on the sides and the base which will then be stacked with the wood pieces and resin. Should save a lot of resin. Love your work bdw!

Deborah Magee says:

Gorgeous work!!

Daniela Correa Londoño says:

Hello Peter.
You Handsome.

Klaatu Rits says:


Central Gameing says:

I thought secret bowl meant a secret compartment for a spoon inside a bowl

Cy B says:

Really beautiful

tony flamingo says:

why do people put secret in the title whats the secret its a resin and wood bowl

like the video secret wood and resin ring what makes it a secret ?

Diane Tanner says:


Jason van Geuns says:

Wow that looks amazing hope to try this out one day

sam skillington says:

How much would this fetch?

David Fairman says:

That’s a real cool bowl.

tehepiccricketz says:

Omg I want one

Janice Livingston says:

Expensive bowl , important to show it off with the cost and amount of work involved

Иван Нужный says:

Такой расход материалов чтобы сделать какую-то тарелку??? Чувак, ты серьезно?!
Это самый мощнейший идиотизм который я видел. Просто реальное гавно.

Saso Boskovski says:

Awesome job Maestro ☺

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