Peter Rand

"Cylindrisphere" - Turc and Gold

"Cylindrisphere" - Turc and Gold This piece is Red Cedar, turned and fashioned to preserve the natural edge, dyed and gold painted. It rocks gently and the convolutions of the natural edge means it can come to rest in several different positions. This form I’ve dubbed “Cylindrisphere”. It is the complement of the “Femisphere” - instead of being turned as a combination of sphere and cone, the “Cylindrisphere” is turned as sphere and cylinder. It appears to be a 'new' form but that is hard to believe. So please tell me if you believe it is not.

"Cylindrisphere" - Turc and Gold
Peter Rand, Dec 2, 2016
    • charlie knighton
      I am still wet behind the ears, I have not seen it, but need to check with low # aaw member s.....,.I like the form and your embellishments
    • DON FRANK
      I would not have imagined that red cedar would have dyed that color. What kind of dye did you use and or process. Very unusual and beautiful form.
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      davepeck
      In 2010 a book, "arthur espenet carpenter - education of a woodsmith" came out and includes on page 37 a photo of "potato chips" that he turned in 1975. They look very similar to what you have made. There was no how-to included but it inspired me to try. After several tries I made a reasonably good potato chip. My method was to take two blocks and glue them together with paper in between making a cube. Between centers I turned a cove as close as I could to a half circle. I broke the blocks apart at the center line and glued them back together with the cove now making a hole. I placed the hole on an wooden arbor and brought up the tailstock with an "end cap" that held the assembly tight. Then turned the same size cove with an aim at finding a thin, uniform body. This left excess wood the needed to be cut away with a coping saw and the edges sanded. I ended up with two finished chips from each assembly. Your's looks like it goes more than a half circle so I'm assuming you ended up with just one piece. I'll be interested to see if our methods have anything in common.
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