Ribbon Turning

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Project by tomd posted 03-30-2008 06:23 AM 4719 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 03-30-2008 06:28 AM

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

Did you take your meds today ??!!!


-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 06:32 AM

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

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 06:53 AM

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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#4 posted 03-30-2008 07:03 AM

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

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 07:24 AM

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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#6 posted 03-30-2008 07:52 AM

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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#7 posted 03-30-2008 08:02 AM

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

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 03-30-2008 08:06 AM

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.
And the result you have already seen.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 03-30-2008 11:25 AM

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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#10 posted 03-30-2008 11:37 AM

That is simply amazing.

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#11 posted 03-30-2008 11:57 AM


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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#12 posted 03-30-2008 12:58 PM

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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#13 posted 03-30-2008 03:27 PM

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.


-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#14 posted 03-30-2008 03:34 PM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 03-30-2008 05:52 PM


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

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