bowl out off a board

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Project by branch posted 01-22-2016 08:46 PM 2075 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi made this just before Xmas just getting to post it now i think the call this kind off bowl dizzy bowls
the are made out of a board you cut stripes off wood at diferent thickens from 1/8 to 1 inch and all sizes in between

and glue the into a board the board for this bowl was 9 inches square by 3 inches thick then cut the board into
1/2 inch strips i got 6 1/2 inch boards out of the the 2 inch board i glued up to start with i cut them on the table saw
i can cut 4 1/2 inches on it so i but the board through the saw then turn it over and cut the other side that way i can cut a 9 inch board put them through the sander to flatten them glue 3 off the boards tougher you must stager the boards as you stack the boards on top of one another i had two 1 inch boards i stuck one board to a wast piece of mdf with double sided tape the strong stuff put it on the lath and turned into rings at 30 degrees i got six rings out of one board
and five out of the other board then i stacked the rings on top of each other to make something like a bowl then i turned it into this bowl it was lots of fun and very interesting to see it take shape with all the diferent patrons appearing
the bowl ended up being 8 3/4 at the rim and 3 3/4 at the bottom it stands 4 inches tall

finished with about 6 cots off tung owl and buffed to a finish

all comments welcome it helps me a lot to here what you all think about my work
good or bad


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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 01-22-2016 09:41 PM

Very nice. Congratulations.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#2 posted 01-22-2016 09:49 PM

Branch, that is really a great piece of work. Like the wood combination and the pattern you got, I might try your method one of these days and use up some wood. Well done and thanks for sharing your how you did it.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 01-22-2016 10:34 PM

Beautiful Work !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 01-22-2016 11:02 PM

That’s astounding, Hugo. Dizzying, one might add. If you have process photos, I, for one, would love to see you post a Blog. What’s the black wood? I want to do such a thing. someday. I lack enough scraps of “fancy-enough” woods, though, to make it worth the effort.
One of those magic mixing bowls, where you drop a whole bunch of little pieces of wood and stir them up and put in in the oven would sure be a boon. (I’ve thought of “unthinkable things” in the past – inventions that I passed off as that would never be accepted by the powers-that-be, and forgotten about.) Seriously. I’d be a bajillionaire now, had I written down my idea of a laser/radar system that would slow your car down when you’re getting too close to the thing in front of you. No one would go for giving up their control over their car, even briefly, right? Yeah. They have those, now.
The mixing-bowl idea’s not mine. I saw a funny YT video.
Someone once thought that you couldn’t levitate an object in midair, too.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 01-22-2016 11:54 PM

That turned out great. I’ll have to try this technique someday.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#6 posted 01-23-2016 02:33 AM

That is a really great looking piece. I think this is the best work you have posted. Great color and great workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 01-23-2016 03:25 AM

Hi Branch,
That is awesome Mate, I really like the colour combination.
I’m itching to make one of these “Dizzy Bowls”, just have to gather up the inclination. There seems to be so many other things to do.
Thanks for sharing this.
I love your segmented work, and this variety.
Well done.


-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 01-23-2016 03:33 AM

Looks great Branch!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 01-23-2016 03:43 AM

cool looking bowl, very crazy for sure and as you eluded to, dizzying…

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

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#10 posted 01-23-2016 04:16 AM

Great job. I have to give this a try.

-- Julian

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#11 posted 01-23-2016 04:23 AM

Bit of a brain teaser how you made it and all I can say ” BEAUTIFUL ”


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 01-23-2016 02:52 PM

Wow! Branch, that bowl is quite amazing. It’s absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 01-23-2016 05:35 PM

It realy makes you dizzy. Awesome pattern, absolutely astonish colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 01-23-2016 06:51 PM

hi thanks for having a look and your great comments much appreciated

mark the black wood is wenge i will see if i can do a blog on the next bowl


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#15 posted 01-24-2016 06:34 AM

It would be nice to see how this project started as the finished project is one of a kind!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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