After watching a YouTube video by Dennis Edwards on a unique type of segmented bowl called a Dizzy Bowl, Ted decided to give it a try. He started by cutting and gluing together different widths of butternut, walnut, padauk, dyed veneer, phoebe, cherry, maple, bloodwood, purpleheart, lacewood, spalted alder, and figured maple.
Out of this block, he cut four 1/4-inch thick longitudinal slices. From those he cut 16 rings, each incrementally larger than the next and containing between 6 and 45 layers of wood.
As he formed the dizzy bowl, from bottom to top, he gave each new ring a slight “twist” to create a ribbon-like flowing pattern. This process takes many days because the rings are glued on one at a time, and adequate drying time is needed before a new ring can be added.
The completed dizzy bowl, which is available in our Store, has a wall thickness of 1/4″ or less and is finished with durable Danish oil, waxed and buffed to a satin sheen.