Ringmaster Dizzy Bowls

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Project by Snowbeast posted 05-26-2018 12:01 PM 1355 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been meaning to try these with my Ringmaster and finally found some time. Kept them simple for the first time around but next time should be better.

Walnut, Red Oak, Poplar, Alder, Hard Maple and Eastern Red Cedar 10”d x 7 1/2”h

Have to have some bad words with the idiot that glued up the middle one for not paying attention to the alignment marks.

Comments and critiques appreciated.

Thanx for looking.

10 comments so far

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-26-2018 12:27 PM

Beautiful bowls!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-26-2018 01:26 PM

These bowls are beautiful and so nicely done. They are outstanding eye catchers.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 05-26-2018 01:40 PM

im not understanding you …. SIMPLE …. They dont look simple to me …. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 05-26-2018 11:15 PM

Very interesting and fun to look at

-- 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

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#5 posted 05-27-2018 02:27 AM

How many pieces?

Keep the middle one with it’s buddies, that way you don’t see the alignment issue as much.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 05-27-2018 01:54 PM

Well done overall, want to try doing that someday.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 05-27-2018 02:01 PM

im not understanding you …. SIMPLE …. They dont look simple to me …. GREAT JOB :<))


Same for me, simple is not in this equation….. LOL Great looking though!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 05-27-2018 06:20 PM

Thanx for the nice comments, guys.

For those not familiar with the Ringmaster, the bowl starts as a round blank approx. 3/4” thick. It is then cut into angled rings so that the bottom of one ring matches the top of the next ring and so forth. In this case, the blank was made from three 1/4” thick panels composed of 26 pieces glued together like a cutting board. By offsetting the alignment of each panel I was able to get a staggered look which was further enhanced by the cutting of the rings. Offsetting the rings during the final glue-up gives the ‘twisted’ look that you see here.

SteveN – There were only 78 pieces in the original blank but the way the rings get cut that seems to multiply by magic. In actuality, there were only 13 pieces in the original original block that the blank panels were made from. Those were edge glued together to make the bowl blank itself.

Dick and Brian – I know you guys have Ringmasters so have at it. These are not as difficult as some of the stuff you’ve been posting.

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#9 posted 05-29-2018 06:12 AM

Incredible, mindblowing pattern

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Arlin Eastman

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#10 posted 04-01-2020 02:38 AM

I hope to do it someday myself and then with the vets after I get good at it.
Thanks for the advise and link to come here.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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