|Project by woodreamer||posted 08-01-2011 06:51 PM||1515 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
As the project title suggests, these bowls were all made using the same method. A board between 7-8 inches square is cut on the scroll saw into rings at an angle, then stacked and glued and finally sanded into shape. The method has been around a long time but was perfected by the late Carl Roehl and recently by Carol Rothman. The possibilities of creating with this method are endless. In the group picture, for instance, the two bowl on the right use a laminated board with contrasting woods instrips to produce an interesting effect. The fluted bowls starts out with the wavy outline and the other rings follow similarly. The most recent bowl, the pierced fretwork bowl was awkward to cut as you can imagine, but the effect is worthwhile I feel.
The woods I used were – top left:black walnut; bottom left:butternut; top right:aspen,blue aloe(a plantation wood impregnated with colour) and mahogany;bottom left: poplar and walnut. Finally, two of the same bowl, one inverted and stacked together makes a vase or jar. As I say the variations are endless.
-- Bob, BC, Canada http://www.etsy.com/shop/abby702