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Leaves and Bubbles

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Project by tomd posted 07-03-2014 10:50 PM 1537 views 3 times favorited 18 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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Eric in Florida.

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#1 posted 07-03-2014 11:56 PM

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

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#2 posted 07-04-2014 12:28 AM

amazing work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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#3 posted 07-04-2014 01:57 AM

Absolutely beautiful!

-- Dale, Ohio

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#4 posted 07-04-2014 03:32 AM

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

Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 07-04-2014 05:30 AM

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 07-04-2014 06:14 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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yao

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#7 posted 07-04-2014 09:46 AM

How to do it?Great art!

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#8 posted 07-04-2014 10:38 AM

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

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#9 posted 07-04-2014 10:40 AM

Very, very nice.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 07-04-2014 11:57 AM

WoW! Excellent!!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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#11 posted 07-04-2014 12:10 PM

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 07-04-2014 03:47 PM

Very impressive, congratulations on these two wonderful projects.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 07-04-2014 06:12 PM

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 07-04-2014 07:29 PM

Incredible work.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#15 posted 07-04-2014 10:05 PM

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

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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