I made this fruit bowl this week. I used a 6" x 36" x 1/4" piece of solid walnut, cut it in half and butt joined the two pieces with Titebond white glue to form the 12" X 18" size I needed. As you can see the whole bowl is made from a single sheet of wood (note the few mistakes in the laser pattern I had to fix on this version). Each layer is glued to the last with a slight 5 degree rotation. This allows the layer to rest on the rotated wood from the previous layer, forming an interesting 3D shape. I scored lines on the surface with the laser to indicate proper alignment of the next layer to be glued (hard to see). the final design was sprayed with clear Varathane varnish from a spray can. that also has the advantage of sealing the black charring on the edges so it doesn’t rub off. I plan to do a whole series of these with different shapes. The design was done in SolidWorks.
I am wondering if there might be a market for the flat “kit” of cut wood to allow folks to build their own…
This looks really nice. It’s giving me a bit of an optical illusion on the edge closest to me, my brain keeps switching from going up to down. The scoring will make it much easier to put together. I’ve done one with 2 shapes of varying size (scroll saw bowls were what I was trying to mimic), and yours looks alot less stressful to line up.
That looks really nice! Only one way to see if it’s marketable, and that’s to try to sell one. I’m not much help there, as I agree with @Thumper369 - some things I thought were super cool haven’t sold, and things I didn’t think would sell, did. Just can never tell, but it’s certainly worth a shot.