Bandsaw Segmented Bowls

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Project by taidsturning posted 04-21-2011 06:16 PM 2818 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These bowls are about 9” in diameter andf about 3” high. Two blanks were made one with Bloodwood strips and Satinwood major pieces, and the other blank the opposite use of wood. They were cut on the bandsaw and the corresponding segments from each blank glued together to give a complete level. I put them together two different ways to give two different bowls. I wasn’t sure which I would like best, but I have a favorite. I would appreciate knowing yours.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 07:49 PM

Very nice creative work. I prefer the less busy one, which is the main picture shown. You have a lot of patience to do work like this. It would drive me insane. Thank you for sharing.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 08:01 PM

Very nice choice of woods…great color and contrasts. Both of them are very nice…I’d have to say I like the simple one slightly better…I don’t know exactly why.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 08:24 PM

That bowl really stands out. Great color selection and a neat idea. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 08:30 PM

It’s hard to choose they both look great. But if I have to choose I would pick the one that’s in the main photo with alternating strips .

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 08:32 PM

These are some great bowls. My favorite is the one with the alternating stripes, but only by a hair.

-- Brian

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 09:14 PM

Very nice bowls I really like the contrast of the two woods. I have to say I like the one with alternating stripes, they are both beautiful!

Thanks for sharing~

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 09:45 PM

Definetly the main photo..eye catching bowl from a board

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#8 posted 04-21-2011 09:50 PM

I like the one in the main photo the best. Both are great, really nice wood choice for contrast and great finish.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#9 posted 04-21-2011 11:21 PM

I say the first one hands down. It’s a piece that non-wood-workers would have a tough time wrapping their heads around, highly intriguing.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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#10 posted 04-21-2011 11:36 PM

How can you pick a favorite child, but if I have to choose then I choose picture #3. Outstanding job and creativity.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#11 posted 04-21-2011 11:45 PM

Great choices of pattern and color,Nice work.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#12 posted 04-22-2011 12:30 AM

Gee Bill, this must have tested your eyesight as they were spinning, They are all different & the eye reads them so,
I think I lean toward pic 5 & 6
These would have been a lot of fun :))
Nice job

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

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#13 posted 04-22-2011 01:15 PM

I couldn’t choose, I love them both. Love the contrasting colors.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 05-23-2013 01:21 AM

Very good dear friend

-- Waleed Waheed

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