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Round Swirl Bowl

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Project by Dreggy posted 06-03-2017 04:20 PM 597 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my “Round” swirl bowl. The picture of the block of wood is actually 2 glue-ups stacked. Each one measured 12.5” x 6.5” X 6.5”. I then sliced them up into 1/4” sheets to cut half rings out on the bandsaw. Woods used were Zebrawood, Wenge, Purpleheart, Canarywood, Peruvian Walnut, Lacewood & dyed Birch veneer. The finish is lacquer.

Just as I anticipated there was a lot of leftover scraps due to the design. I cut enough extra rings out to do 2 or 3 other bowls with these incorporated into the design.

-- 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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michelletwo

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#1 posted 06-03-2017 04:34 PM

I would call this a vase..and it’s a stunning vase!

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 06-03-2017 06:09 PM

Fantastic.

A tremendous amount of work; but, the results are just spectacular!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 06-03-2017 06:47 PM

Like Michelle, stunning is the exact word I would use to describe your bowl/vase. That looks like it took some serious work and attention to detail.

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#4 posted 06-03-2017 06:56 PM

Beautiful. This is a real eye-catcher. Very well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 06-03-2017 07:09 PM

This is a beautiful bowl and so nicely done and displays beautiful details and craftsmanship. It’s a great eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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peteg

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#6 posted 06-03-2017 09:35 PM

I’m with Michelle & would call it a vase,
You’ve come up with a fabulous piece here, love the subtlety of the combinations, the impact is top shelf.
It’s a very interesting concept with your multi layer glue up, can’t remember seeing one done this way before & it sure is a wonderful departure from the usual Segmentation work.

Tip of the hat man & well done on the DT3

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Cbraun

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#7 posted 06-03-2017 10:23 PM

Beautiful work, wondering how does it get the spiral look when the segments appear flat in the picture of the block.

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Dreggy

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#8 posted 06-04-2017 12:55 AM


Beautiful work, wondering how does it get the spiral look when the segments appear flat in the picture of the block.

- Cbraun


Have a look here to see more of this technique: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/265674

-- 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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BobWemm

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#9 posted 06-04-2017 01:39 AM

Fabulous Mate,
I bet there were a “Few” left over pieces. Enough for a couple more for sure.
Great job. I like this better than mine.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Arlin Eastman

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#10 posted 06-04-2017 01:54 AM

Good work buddy!

I just got done emailing Denny Edwards who did the dizzy bowl and I am so blessed that he was so patient with me since I asked so many questions trying to get the right question to him to answer me. Yep 10 emails back and forth. He sent me the Excel spreadsheet and explained what the ring width was and the Radius is and why the 3” on the bottom.

I hope to be making them in a few months when I am better.

Just a question for you since I though about doing glue ups as thick as you. Just how do you know how thick to make the glue up? I thought if I make it a lot wider I could use the extra for other turnings correct?

Last question how do I go about planning how to either make a vase like yours or a platter with a wide rim? How would I do that with the excel spread sheet?

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Arlin Eastman

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#11 posted 06-04-2017 01:57 AM

Good work buddy!

I just got done emailing Denny Edwards who did the dizzy bowl and I am so blessed that he was so patient with me since I asked so many questions trying to get the right question to him to answer me. Yep 10 emails back and forth. He sent me the Excel spreadsheet and explained what the ring width was and the Radius is and why the 3” on the bottom.

I hope to be making them in a few months when I am better.

Just a question for you since I though about doing glue ups as thick as you. Just how do you know how thick to make the glue up? I thought if I make it a lot wider I could use the extra for other turnings correct?

Last question how do I go about planning how to either make a vase like yours or a platter with a wide rim? How would I do that with the excel spread sheet?


Beautiful work, wondering how does it get the spiral look when the segments appear flat in the picture of the block.

- Cbraun

Also look in YouTube for Dizzy bowl under Denny Edwards and you will find his Youtube on doing it. Pretty neat.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#12 posted 06-04-2017 04:08 AM

wow,what else can I say!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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bushmaster

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#13 posted 06-04-2017 01:36 PM

Thats a hard one to photograph, taking the swirl idea to a whole different level. Just over the top.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Albert

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#14 posted 06-04-2017 02:00 PM

Beautiful vase, one of the best I’ve seen. Sadly I’m not smart enough to figure out how to do it. A video sure would be interesting.

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calisdad

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#15 posted 06-04-2017 02:05 PM

Nice. The subtle tones keep the viewer from getting dizzy. Well done.

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