Woodturning a Monster Jaw Breaker Candy

Woodcrafter Ben of Ben’s Worx decided that he wanted to try turning a giant Monster Jawbreaker Candy on his wood lathe just to see what. would happen. The sugar bomb surprisingly held up to all the spinning, carving. When he set the carved piece in epoxy, however, the sugar reacted to the chemicals.

On this episode of Ben’s Worx I attempt to turn a Monster Jawbreaker on the lathe and then cast it in epoxy resin.

Woodturning Monster Jaw Breaker

The epoxy had liquified the candy. Not one to be deterred, Ben went ahead and carved it into a beautiful sphere. The once brightly colored candy had turned dark and appeared almost like an alien that had been captured in time.

Woodturned Jawbreaker Sphere
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.