Leaves and Bubbles

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Project by tomd posted 26 days ago 952 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two Mobius ribbon turnings I turned after watching an tutioral DVD by Malcolm Tibbetts. The first called Leaves is maple with leaf silhouettes cut out of the center. The second called bubbles is cherry with random size holes cut out of the center. Both take 3 1/2 bowls. The pictures show a front, left side and right side view. Thanks for looking, critiques welcome.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 26 days ago

One of the most skilfully artistic pieces I’ve seen in a long time.
Bravo Tom !

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#2 posted 26 days ago

amazing work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 26 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!

-- Dale, Ohio

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#4 posted 26 days ago

Wow- I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 26 days ago

Tom, what fun this is. Making the leap from bowls to sculpture is a wonderful idea. The tutorial certainly wasn’t lost on you. For some reason I like the round holes better, but I am sure the leaves took more time. This a a true exercise in patience and persistence. There is a great sense of floating and twisting in this work. Thanks for taking us along on this step in your creative journey.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 26 days ago

Great work!

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#7 posted 26 days ago

How to do it?Great art!

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#8 posted 26 days ago

luv the leaves! what a nice variation…the circles look great too.

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#9 posted 26 days ago

Very, very nice.

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#10 posted 26 days ago

WoW! Excellent!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#11 posted 26 days ago

Very nice. I like the look of the bubbles more than the leafs although the leafs are quite beautiful.
I don’t think the holes in the stand work, and the bubbles would stand out better on the turnings without them.

-- Mel,

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#12 posted 26 days ago

Very impressive, congratulations on these two wonderful projects.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 26 days ago

Wonderful work Tom and I like your twist on the ribbon design. I have Tibbets segmented turning book which I used to learn segmented turning and I also made his sanding jig which works really well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 26 days ago

Incredible work.

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#15 posted 25 days ago

Skillful artistic incredible pieces of work! Thanks for sharing your efforts.

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