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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 03-17-2015 03:13 PM 1390 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 - Your imagination is your only holdup



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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 03-17-2015 03:43 PM

WOW! Those are some VERY NICE bowls!

I’m still new at this turning thing, so I’m just at the stage to layer different colors. I haven’t got to the point of getting all fancy with cutting angles and gluing them up yet!

Gonna add this to my favorites so when I get there, I’ll remember how you did this.

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#2 posted 03-17-2015 03:48 PM

Thanks for the photo work up Dick,these are great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger

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#3 posted 03-18-2015 12:26 AM

You make beauty look so easy. Thnx for the pic how-to.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 03-18-2015 12:35 AM

Really works well. You know I,ve turned a bunch of bowls both segmented and regular bowl blanks and RingMaster but nothing like what you have shown us here. This works and is not as hard as it looks and Oh so much fun. Dick you are the master. As you said you can go as far as your imagination will take you. Thanks again for showing us this great blog.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 03-18-2015 12:59 AM

Dick you appear to have Mastered the RingMaster :-). Are you cutting your segments on a sled on just using the Incra Miter Gauge? Good looking batch of bowls. Segmented is the way to go with the RM.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 03-18-2015 09:22 AM



Dick you appear to have Mastered the RingMaster :-). Are you cutting your segments on a sled on just using the Incra Miter Gauge? Good looking batch of bowls. Segmented is the way to go with the RM.

- cajunpen

Bill, I cut all the wedges on the table saw using my Incra 1000SE Miter gauge

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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