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Project by Dreggy posted 09-03-2016 04:11 AM 1401 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked awhile back about how I chose the design for a Swirl Bowl that I made. Here is a picture of the rings ready to be glued up, and then arranged in several optional designs.
The first bowl is assembled just as the rings were cut off the blanks.
Next one is each alternating ring rotated 180 degrees.
Next is about 1/2” offset on each ring to create a short swirl effect.
Next is about a 1” offset on each ring to create longer swirls.
Last one is a 1” offset thet is reversed direction half way down the Maple swirls.

So which one would you choose?

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.





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Vince

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#1 posted 09-03-2016 05:18 AM

Very nice

-- Vince

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 09-03-2016 06:54 AM

You achieve a great effect with these bowls, how many blanks are do you make and are the rings cut using the bowl from a board method? If I remember you laminate a thick blank and then cut a number of thinner blanks from it on the band saw. If I ever try making a swirl I would go for pic 4 or 5 or 6. Thanks for showing.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Dreggy

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#3 posted 09-03-2016 07:08 AM

Hi Bob, for a 12” bowl I make 2, 6.5” X 3” blanks, then slice them each into 5 thinner slabs. I tape them together, draw my rings with a compass, then I can cut the half-rings out on a bandsaw. I then glue the halves together for a complete ring.

I don’t know if I made it clear in my post, but these are different designs of the same set of rings, not separate bowls. I’m just trying to decide which pattern to glue together for my final bowl & thought some lumberjocks could help me decide. :)

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 09-03-2016 01:49 PM

I’m not a turner, but the ½” offset is most pleasing to me. Second choice is the 1” offset.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 09-03-2016 04:01 PM

I really like the 1” offset pattern. Nicely done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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leafherder

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#6 posted 09-03-2016 04:25 PM

Can I choose ALL of them? I like them all for different reasons. Great job, thanks for posting and thanks for the explanation of how they were made. I’m sure there are even more patterns that are possible, have a great weekend.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 09-03-2016 04:59 PM

Whichever you choose, that is going to be a beautiful bowl! I like the 1” pattern.

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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#8 posted 09-03-2016 06:00 PM

5

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#9 posted 09-03-2016 06:13 PM

I love it!!!!!

Also I really like the options you could have chose to use. Which one did you choose?

The bottom Left is nice but the bottom Right is just snazzy.

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#10 posted 09-03-2016 08:18 PM

That’s why I like making bowls from a board..so many options to use. Except I do mine on the Ring Master…much faster.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Dreggy

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#11 posted 09-03-2016 08:58 PM

Hi Arlin, I haven’t chosen yet, still waiting to see everyones favorite. I’ll send you the info you emailed me about as soon as I get some free time.

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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mtalley

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#12 posted 09-05-2016 06:59 PM

i am stealing this and using it for my on devious turning agenda.

really nice! thank you for sharing your method.

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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JPJ

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#13 posted 09-07-2016 02:49 AM

Nice job!

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