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Project by recycle1943 posted 07-18-2021 01:35 PM 534 views 1 time favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the beholder. Every once in a while I do something that really strikes my fancy and here are a few of those fancies. To be be honest these didn’t start out to be outstanding or anything special, they were just more bowls for the upcoming show.
However when they actually became bowls I could see the the accidental beauty emerging ( to my eye ) and I thought somebody else might see it as well.
The first 2 pictures consist of purple heart, walnut, cherry and a little american chestnut
Picture 3 & 4 could be my eye catching favorite – Walnut, american chestnut and bloodwood
Picture 5 & 6 are easily one of my more attractive ( again to me ) and in this one I used american chestnut, walnut and 4 colored resin – purple, red, gold and blue.
All of the bowls are 7 1/2” to 8 1/2” wide and 4” to 5” high
The background images indicate that I’ve been in the shop making saw dust, I just didn’t post all of the products completed.

maybe a better picture of the inside

Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome

-- 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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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 07-18-2021 01:38 PM

The one with blue is incredible! Well, actually, they all are. The blue looks like glass!

Very nice work!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 07-18-2021 01:43 PM

Smitty_ thanks, the blue is 4 color tinted resin – it takes all day to pour it that way

-- 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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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 07-18-2021 01:49 PM

they are all very beautiful and should sell out first hour of show you are the MASTER RINGMASTER

GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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CV3

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#4 posted 07-18-2021 01:56 PM

Great work. I would love to see your glue up process. I have not seen patterns like that before.

-- We live in the Land of the Free Because of the brave!

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 07-18-2021 02:13 PM



they are all very beautiful and should sell out first hour of show you are the MASTER RINGMASTER

GREAT JOB :<)))

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks Tony – I’m pretty sure there’s a law against having as much fun as I do on the RM

-- 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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recycle1943

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#6 posted 07-18-2021 02:25 PM


Great work. I would love to see your glue up process. I have not seen patterns like that before.

- CV3


Thanks CV3 – here’s as close as I can get to the process right now, I just don’t have too many pictures but this
should help.
I start out with strips of lumber and glue them together. In this picture there appears to be 23 ‘blanks’ headed for the next step.

After I cut them into wedges I again glue them together and end up with this

then off to the RM

-- 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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splintergroup

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#7 posted 07-18-2021 02:27 PM

Fine work sorting out the color combos and of course the turning! The photos provide plenty of illusion, round bowls but the facets appear real.

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 07-18-2021 02:34 PM



Fine work sorting out the color combos and of course the turning! The photos provide plenty of illusion, round bowls but the facets appear real.

- splintergroup

Thanks – I try to get contrasting lumber or at least contrasting imaging but the RM makes the facets appear real

-- 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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Eric

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#9 posted 07-18-2021 02:36 PM

Very beautiful turnings, and the final effects are wonderful.

-- Eric, building the dream

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 07-18-2021 02:50 PM



Very beautiful turnings, and the final effects are wonderful.

- Eric


Thanks Eric, it only takes one different hunk of lumber to change the outcome appearance

-- 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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#11 posted 07-18-2021 02:52 PM

great job .

Chuck

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#12 posted 07-18-2021 03:15 PM

I especially like the walnut, american chestnut and bloodwood, but they’re all pretty dang eye-catching, Dick! The ringmaster master, that’s you!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#13 posted 07-18-2021 03:43 PM

all very beautiful.nice work as usual dick.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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recycle1943

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#14 posted 07-18-2021 04:55 PM



great job .

Chuck

- Woodchuckswife


I especially like the walnut, american chestnut and bloodwood, but they’re all pretty dang eye-catching, Dick! The ringmaster master, that’s you!

- Dave Polaschek


all very beautiful.nice work as usual dick.

- pottz

Chuck & Pottz – Thanks for looking in
Dave – Thanks, The bloodwood was my favorite til I started looking at the 4 color resin bowl

-- 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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#15 posted 07-18-2021 05:01 PM

Very unique work, dick. It is your signature!

cheers, Jim

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

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