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Vortex bowl
Apr 29th, 2018 at 6:17pm
 
This is my latest. It's been quite a while since my last one like this. I've had the blank glued for for a few years. It's made up of bloodwood, walnut, maple, oak and mahogany.

Comments/critiques welcome.
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Re: Vortex bowl
Reply #1 - Apr 29th, 2018 at 9:35pm
 
Wow---very nice yeah mon.
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Reply #2 - May 1st, 2018 at 9:42pm
 
Grant

I really like it.  Did you take pictures of the wood glued up and how each thickness of the wood was?
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Reply #3 - May 2nd, 2018 at 8:18am
 
Tks to both of you for your comments.

Arlin: Unfortunately, I didn't take pics when I glued up the boards. I did two glue ups more than a year ago and cut this one a couple of weeks ago. Typically, I scrounge for scraps at my friend's woodworking shop and when I get enough to make a block big enough, I glue it up. I don't fixate on colours or widths. I do make sure that the board is concentric around the center strip, and that I have enough of one of the species to do a segmented ring for the top and a solid piece for the bottom. Before I do the glue up, I have a plan of the final piece, so that I know how many boards I will need to re-saw out of the glued up block.

I'm sorry that I don't have pics to help explain the process better, but there are quite a few videos online showing the entire process. I highly recommend Tom Lohman's site, segmentedturning.org to see a video on the process. I followed Tom's process pretty closely.
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Reply #4 - May 2nd, 2018 at 10:02am
 
OK thank you
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Reply #5 - May 5th, 2018 at 7:55am
 
I like it.
Do you have a picture from the top to show the inside?
What size is it?
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Reply #6 - May 5th, 2018 at 6:57pm
 
Tks, John.

It is about 8.5 inches in diameter at the rim, 2.5" at the base and about 5 inches tall.

I don't have an  inside pic of this one, but I'm attaching an inside pic of the one that I did previously with the same blank setup. The bowl was very similar, with somewhat straighter sides.
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Reply #7 - May 9th, 2018 at 9:39pm
 
Great job!!! looks fantastic
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Reply #8 - May 10th, 2018 at 6:25am
 
Thanks much, Steve.
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