LumberJocks

Spectraply bowls

  • Advertise with us
Project by BobWemm posted 11-09-2013 02:12 AM 1209 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two “Spectraply” bowls were made about 2 years ago. The ply came in a 2in slab so I joined 2×6in squares to make a 4in block. Then I cut through the middle, but on a slight angle to create the off-set pattern.

The bowls are approx. 6in x 2in and the finish is Shellawax Glow.

First 2 pics are bowl No.1 and third pic is the other half. The colours were very confusing as they spun around but the result is quite stunning.

Thanks for looking.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.





13 comments so far

View woodshaver's profile

woodshaver

2875 posts in 2097 days


#1 posted 11-09-2013 02:18 AM

I agree!
Stunning to say the least! Love the look and picture #2 looks like it has an egg in it. Love it!
Nice work as usual Bob!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

1586 posts in 2427 days


#2 posted 11-09-2013 03:00 AM

Real nice Bob, similar system to the polychromatic bowls and I know what you mean about being confused as the bowl spins on the lathe. Nice turning, is spectraply available in Aus?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

View BobWemm's profile

BobWemm

820 posts in 670 days


#3 posted 11-09-2013 03:35 AM

Bob, It used to be available in Qld, not sure if that is still the case. I got mine from www.cousineauwoodproducts.com , I think. Google “Spectraply” and that will tell you.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112806 posts in 2321 days


#4 posted 11-09-2013 06:34 AM

Neat very cool bowl.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile

WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11917 posts in 1901 days


#5 posted 11-09-2013 09:05 AM

wicked piece you have created… thanks for posting

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

15450 posts in 1082 days


#6 posted 11-09-2013 12:59 PM

Really cool. Definitely an eye catcher.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View BritBoxmaker's profile

BritBoxmaker

4439 posts in 1780 days


#7 posted 11-09-2013 01:26 PM

A definite eye catcher

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

View Ronald G Campbell 's profile

Ronald G Campbell

620 posts in 748 days


#8 posted 11-09-2013 02:04 PM

Very cool. Love the colors Nice

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

View Rockbuster's profile

Rockbuster

339 posts in 1352 days


#9 posted 11-10-2013 02:03 AM

Pretty wild there Bob, don’t think that these rebuilt eyes could handle that thing spinning. Sure would hate to try an off center turning with projections on something like this. How thick are the ply’s?

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

View BobWemm's profile

BobWemm

820 posts in 670 days


#10 posted 11-10-2013 05:13 AM

Rockbuster, the ply’s are about 1/16. Yeh, those alternating colours do your head in.

Thanks everyone for your feed back.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

1880 posts in 948 days


#11 posted 11-10-2013 05:36 AM

Bob,

You have got to knock it off, the last time I think I saw a bowl like that was when I was smoking loco weed!

Otherwise you have some very good work !!

-- Regards Robert

View Rick's profile

Rick

7279 posts in 1777 days


#12 posted 11-10-2013 06:20 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11343 posts in 919 days


#13 posted 11-12-2013 05:16 PM

Awesome work on those wonderful bowls. Like the attractive colors. Excellent job!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase