|Project by Brian Havens||posted 03-05-2012 01:19 AM||1549 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
These winged bowls are a joy to make and tests one’s tool control to the extreme. I also find them great for those times when I have a small diameter log in a valuable species, because, although the bowl section is no larger than if I made a conventional bowl, the overall size of a winged bowl is much larger.
Bowl #1, made from Plum, is my favorite, because although the natural edge is curved, the wings are made with a straight cut. I call this style a “Hyperbola Winged Bowl” (Mathematicians, think of a plane intersecting a cone = Hyperbola)
Bowl #2, made of California Alder, is all wing. I call this style a “Banana Split Bowl” because it is similar is shape to the bowls commonly used to make banana splits.
Bowl #3, made from Plum, is the sister blank from bowl #1. This bowl has a straight natural edge and balances on its bottom.
Bowl#4, made from Spalted Birch, is also straight and balanced. I would have liked the rim thinner, but the spalting made the wood a little punky.
Bowl #5, made from Black Walnut, is offset like bowl #1, but one wing extends to a point that it holds the bowl uprght.
Photo #6 is an action shot of roughing out bowl #1 or #3 ( I cannot remember which.)
-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com