Monsoon by Bill Wyko Wins Turning Challenge
His segmented vessel was inspired by Malcolm Tibbetts and Ray Allen. He used 1,500 pieces of wood and took more than 6 months to make it.
Wyko was the top vote-getter in our community voting.
Dennis said he took up turning two years ago and it quickly turned into an addiction.
“Unbelievably complex and beautiful. The color choices are perfect,” commented ScubaSkeeter.
“Holy smoke. Am getting a headache trying to figure this one out,” wrote Bigsby59. Muldrew built the vessel with interlocking pieces of padauk and maple.
“It’s hard to tell whether the wood makes the bowl look so good or the bowl makes the wood look so good. Whatever it it is, that’s a beautiful bowl,” said crazyoldman.
Thanks to all the participants for filling the Fine Woodworking gallery with more incredible turned work. Thanks to the voters for helping us select a winner.
While our turning competition is over, there’s still time to join our period furniture contest featuring hundreds of dollars worth of prizes from Titebond.
This turning, called Monsoon was the top vote-getter in our recent "What Have You Turned Lately" gallery challenge. Congratulations to the maker, Bill Wyko, who wins our competition.
Wyko used 1,500 individual pieces, using morado, curly maple, black limba, wenge, walnut, Gabon ebony, and turquoise.
Wyko took 6 months to build the piece but said "it was worth every minute."