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My first attempt at a vortex segmented turning, otherwise referred to as a "bowl from a board".

In this case, the "board" is a spiral disk, comprised of segments cut on the bandsaw, then parted into rings that are stacked and turned.

Bowl is 8" in diameter and about 2-1/4" deep. Segments are black walnut and hard maple, finish is 5 coats of wipe-on poly.

The design, and the jig used to cut the segments, were inspired by Gary Asher, ThePapa1947 on Youtube.

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Gerry this bowl is outstanding. I don't believe I've eve seen a spiral. it must of gotten you dizzy some. Well done.
 

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Very different, very nice and great workmanship. Reminds me of a Pin wheel.
 

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Very cool and that jig in the video is pretty clever.

I've never seen anyone do the board from a board manually with a parting tool either. It is almost like a poor man's Ringmaster. Thanks for the video link.
 

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very cool gerry.
 

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That's a cool-looking bowl, Gerry! Pretty impressive for a first attempt of new techniques.
 

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fantastic -
 

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Very well done, watched the video, |How do you set the jig up to have them all fit together in a complete circle. seems to me that would be extremely difficult.
 

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How do you set the jig up to have them all fit together in a complete circle.
That's the magic in Gary Asher's design. If you follow his instructions and measure carefully and precisely, it works.
 

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Very cool. Definitely going to have to try that!
 
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