BOWLS BY BOX STYLE


"style" in my particular jargon for describing my bowls, refers to the pattern in the BOX. The shape of the bowl (what the cross-section looks like) is what I call its "type" and the bowls can be seen broken out by type back on the lower section of the page that got you to this page. Use your browser's BACK button, or click -> HERE


BOX STYLE 01: "compound" is how I refer to this particular style. I like this one a lot and from time to time I start up another BOX section using some variation of this general style. I tend to use ebony veneer to produce lines between the woods, but sometimes I use other veneers --- almost always a double thickness so as to make the lines quite strong.

There are 33 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.



BOX STYLE 02: "radiating" is how I refer to this particular style. I really liked this style when I did it, and I did a number of bowls all around the same time using this style, but I have not gone back to it. I may at some point.

There are 5 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.



BOX STYLE 03: "Star Wars" is what I call this one, because it vaguely reminds me of the bad guys' small fighter ships in one of those movies, although I certainly didn't design it with that in mind. I like this style a modest amount and made a dozen or so when I was in the mood and have not gone back to them, although I may some day.

There are 6 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.



BOX STYLE 04: "jagged" is my name for this style and I rather like it. I started out using it on many of my "goblet" type bowls and more recently have begun using it in the other types as well. I continue to make new BOXes of this type from time to time, although I have not made any in quite a while.

There are 6 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.



BOX STYLE 05: "hexagon" is what I call these, for pretty obvious reasons. I tend to turn this in type C4, although I certainly don't restrict myself to that type for them. I particularly like them when I make the inside a continuous smooth curve in what I now think of as my "wok" sytle because the curve reminds me of my Chinese cooking bowl.

The amount of symmetry that I use in placing 6 various wood sections into the hexagon varies from none (6 totally different pieces of wood) to total (3 different types of wood arranged symmetrically in pairs). The particular example shown here has total symmetry in the BOX and even some symmetry outside the BOX.

There are 9 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.



BOX STYLE 06: "angle" is my totally unoriginal name for this style. It was one of my first and is one of the simplest, but sometimes turns out pretty nice. I no longer do this style but I still have blanks that will become bowls of this style some day.

There are 45 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.



BOX STYLE 07: Anther terrible un-clever name; "lines". I like this style a moderate amount and still do new BOXes with it from time to time.

There are 65 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.



BOX STYLE 08: "miscellaneous" is the name for this style, for a totally functional reason --- they really don't HAVE a style, and are randomly patterned although generally will contain some degree of symmetry.

There are 43 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.



BOX STYLE 09: "random" is the name for this style, for a totally functional reason --- they really don't HAVE a style, and are randomly patterned and contain no symmetry of any kind.

I don't particularly like this style. I made about a dozen of them just so that I would have a large variety of angled sections to choose from when making them up, but I don't feel that the result is worth the extra effort that it takes to get them to line up the way I have, and I have no plans to make any more of them.

There are 2 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.



BOX STYLE 10: "pinwheel" is my un-original but highly descriptive name for this style. I like it and intend to make more, although I tend to not do too many of them because they are a pain in the neck to get lined up.

There are 3 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.



BOX STYLE 11: "Navahoe" is what I call this, because it was influenced by my memory of native Indian weavings that I saw in the Southwest about 60 years ago. I like it and intend to make more, although I tend to not do too many of them because they are tedious to get construct. The number of glue joints and sawing/sanding is considerably more on these than on most of the others.

There are 2 bowls of this style currently for sale and they can be seen by clicking on the image.