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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

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

Very nice work!
 

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

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

GREAT JOB :<)))
 

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

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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
 

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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
 

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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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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
 

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Very beautiful turnings, and the final effects are wonderful.
 

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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
 

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

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all very beautiful.nice work as usual dick.
 

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great job .

Chuck

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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
 

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Very unique work, dick. It is your signature!

cheers, Jim
 

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Beautiful bowls! I'm embarrassed to admit how much wood in the form of shavings I've wasted, turning bowls.
 

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All are quite unique and beautiful. I especially like the way, when viewed just right, and due to the scalloped wood pattern, these look like 8 sided bowels.
 

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Very unique work, dick. It is your signature!

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh
All are quite unique and beautiful. I especially like the way, when viewed just right, and due to the scalloped wood pattern, these look like 8 sided bowels.

- Oldtool
Thanks guys
 

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Beautiful bowls! I m embarrassed to admit how much wood in the form of shavings I ve wasted, turning bowls.

- Dark_Lightning
Actually, my bowls don't use too much wood at all because my blank is only .750 thick (or less) and 10" to 12" across

 

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Wow those look cool. Like a "ring master? Not sure how you did this but they are cool
 
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