A Dizzying Failure – Still Learning Things

February 9, 2023 By Billy Burt Sr Off

You can view my last Dizzy Bowl here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi487…. Experimentation comes with both successes and failures. This was one such case. Based on my last attempt I thought the answer was starting with a thinner blank. That turns out not to be true and I find that out the hard way with this project. But I still learned some things so that is beneficial. I show these sorts of things so other turners, especially beginners, can learn from my mistakes. I call these dizzy bowls because they are an interpretation of the original style. The original dizzy bowl is a true segmented bowl. The method I am working on is a more simple alternative. It has similar effects, but is actually a laminated blank rather than using segmented rings. I have some ideas on how to improve this method and you will see me try these in future videos. While this one is a disappointment, it still looks pretty cool. I glued up thin stripes from 10 different species… using mostly offcuts from other projects. I then cut rings like I’ve done in other videos like that linked above. I glued those rings together to form a bowl blank and attempted to finish turned the bowl. This is where I ran into trouble. I finished what was left with Ack’s Abrasive and Polish/Restoring Pastes. The bowl measures 7 1/4″ wide by 2″ tall. Enjoy. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks for watching.