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Project by BobWemm posted 11-09-2013 02:12 AM 1074 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.





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woodshaver

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#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!

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#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

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BobWemm

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#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.

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

Neat very cool bowl.

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

wicked piece you have created… thanks for posting

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

Really cool. Definitely an eye catcher.

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

A definite eye catcher

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

Very cool. Love the colors Nice

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Rockbuster

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#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?

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BobWemm

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#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.

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robscastle

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#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

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

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

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

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

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