Gorgeous double spiral baskets


#1

A friend who took advantage of one of my referrals has perfected a double spiral bowl design and is now selling the product on Etsy. There is a lot of subtlety in his work. It has been really interesting watching the iterative design process and the end result is stunning!


Yet Another Wooden Spiral Bowl
#2

Thanks for the support BBum. It took a few iterations to get here. Next step is to make a slightly smaller one so that I can fit it all on one sheet. Right now, it takes 5 sheets makes 4 baskets in the oval size. ( the round version is 1 for 1) .


#3

Very nice! Wishing you success in your online selling venture.


#4

They look beautiful!


#5

Those are really stunning!


#6


My design continues to evolve. I have managed to get the spiral to lay in a goodly way without the steps on the stand and it all cuts from one sheet of wood now.


#7

Also, added 2 more spirals to the mix, so this is really a 4 armed spiral now.

The center detail helps to align the basket to the stand.


#8

Whoah. Quad spiral?! Nice.

These are gorgeous, Mark!


#9

Gorgeous! What kind of wood did you use?


#10

Very pretty! I like the technique for a fruit bowl.


#11

Great design and iterations!


#12

that is 1/8 birch plywood from woodpeckers (easy to find on amazon). It also works with the walnut, maple and cherry ply from the glowforge store. I am going to try acrylic next week.


#13

in walnut proof grade


#14

Love the walnut PG. I’ve spent a fortune on it myself. :smile:


#15

Made a version in maple and one in clear acrylic (both of proof-grade). The acrylic worked out really well.

a hole bunch of photos here


#16

Round version in proof-grade translucent florescent green


#17

Do they make glow in the dark? That would be really rad. :sunglasses::+1:


#18

They do not glow in the dark but the fluorescent ones do respond well to colored LED under
lighting.


#19

the proof grade translucent pink also pops


#20

Update: I continued to develop/ refine these until everything works in balance. On a whim, I wrote to a very prestigious museum to see if they wanted to carry them in their gift shop and web store. It was a long shot. Fast forward a few months: today, I got my first order from that same Museum for quantities of both the a round and a oval versions. I am stoked. May the forge be with you…