a couple people has asked how the pattern is made on the RingMaster bowls. To be perfectly honest, I don’t have a master plan. I select woods that (to me) either compliment each other or are a stark contrast and anybody that knows me, knows that I am NOT a color corordinater. Sometimes I do get lucky tho and come up with a winning combination.
Here are a few examples of how it’s blended and again to be honest, I was guessing as to the final outcome.
The following 2 picture show the beginnings of the 3 picture – Cherry and Maple
this is the only picture I have of this one. It shows the bowl sitting on the glued up board which is 4 Cherry strips (about 3/4”” each) and 3 strips of Walnut (about 1/2” each)
This one is a little more interesting in that I glued 4 1/2” walnut and cedar boards flat to each other and planed to 7/8” thick. Then cut the 30 degree wedges and glued them opposite to each other. The end result (last 2 pictures) was a total surprise to me
It’s a lot more work but all I have is time, I spent all my money on toys and wood.
-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them