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Project by tomd posted 2308 days ago 3262 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a ribbon turning I have completed. It is walnut, cherry and maple. To do one of these you must be a little crazy.

-- Tom D





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Earle Wright

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#1 posted 2308 days ago

Please describe the process a little. “Turning” has me puzzled.

Did you take your meds today ??!!!

HOW’D YOU DO THAT ???

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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tomd

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#2 posted 2308 days ago

By turning I mean it was turned on a wood lathe.

-- Tom D

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IowaWoodcrafter

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#3 posted 2308 days ago

I’m just guessing here. It looks like he started with a segmented turing that when completed was conical in shape. It looks like it was then cut on a bandsaw. I’m probably completely wrong.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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EAGLE

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#4 posted 2308 days ago

I think you need to be TWISTED to understand how to make that!
AWSOME work Tom!!! Very nice

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2308 days ago

Twisted to say the least. Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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BarryW

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#6 posted 2308 days ago

impressive….it calls for more pictures on how it’s made.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Blake

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#7 posted 2308 days ago

I don’t know what your trick is, but this is sweet!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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tomd

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#8 posted 2308 days ago

This is not an original idea, it was taken from M.Tibbits book. It is basically 8 bottomless bowls all exactly alike, in top and bottom size and same thickness, this one being 3/16”. After fininshing on lathe they are cut in half with a bandsaw, one side flipped over then reglued.
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg166/TomD5895/Garden/ribbonturning046.jpg
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg166/TomD5895/Garden/ribbonturning051.jpg
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg166/TomD5895/Garden/ribbonturning053.jpg
And the result you have already seen.

-- Tom D

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pappyjohn

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#9 posted 2308 days ago

Tomd, This creation just Blows my mind, to many twists turns and angled slices in the varying contrast of wood between the lights and dark. Utterly amazing, as I look at it reminds me of a Coral Snake all twisted and turning its body.. very nice…...your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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rikkor

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#10 posted 2308 days ago

That is simply amazing.

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 2308 days ago

Tom,

This is an interesting project. Very unusual but it certainly does get your attention. I am sure that you put a lot of work into it and it “turned” out great. (Sorry I had to find a way to work this in). :)

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dadoo

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#12 posted 2308 days ago

Far out! We learn something new everyday huh? Thanx for the explanation too!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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dhg

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#13 posted 2308 days ago

The pieces, all the pieces, Ahhhh i’m having a flashback to my segmented bowls!!

That looks awsome, without an explanation, I don’t think i could have figured it out.

Nice work.

rich

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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MsDebbieP

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Kipster

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#15 posted 2307 days ago

Thrilling!

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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