Offset Bowl - 3 ways

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 This was an idea that came from our last turners guild meeting. Someone made a bowl with a ring around it and the comment was made that it might look neat if the ring were off center. So I wondered if I could make a bowl with 3 rings off center and here is what it came out to be.
 
 It is a piece of maple and the blank had 4 centers- one in the middle and three at 120 degrees apart off set 1/2" from the center. Everything except the inside was turned on a drive center in the head and a live center in the tail. There was a bit of hand sanding to be done on the inside rings because I could not hold sandpaper on them while it was spinning. It was a design as you go for the whole thing. If I ever did another one, I would have mounted it on a face plate with a pilot to pick up the centers and I would have oriented the grain along the ways of the lathe so I did not have to cut any end grain.
 
 It is 7 1/4" x 2 1/4" high and finished with clear matte spray.
 
 I needed a piece for the art festival anyway.
 
 cheers, Jim 

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

21 Comments

so cool. i wish i had your talents jim !

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

WOWSA GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

That’s awesome! Great bowl!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

You are realy master degree turner!!

...woodicted

That's slick, very unique. Great work.
Now you are showing off.

Petey

Slick idea, Jim!

May you have the day you deserve!

Unique and pleasing, nice work.

Ron

Thank you all for the nice comments. I'll try anything once. But if there is a next time, it will be on a faceplate

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

That is art jim!

Not for the buyer with OCD however!
That IS cool.  For a minute I thought that you cut threads on the bottom.  

--Nathan, TX. Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

Sharp looking bowl. I'm not good enough on the lathe yet to try and tackle something like this yet. Excellent job !!!
I like that Jim, very creative, showy. Art to me too.
Thanks, Bruce, Steve, Lazyman, Mel and George

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Wow - this is so unique.  Love it!
That is showing some turning skills for sure.   One real unique bowl.  Well done.
Thanks Barbara and Scrappile. I can't be drinking beer and turning something like this.
Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Most intriguing Jim.
Regards......Cliff.