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Fibonacci Vessel

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Woodworker: Michael Foster

The inspirations for this walnut vessel were math and nature, or math in nature to be more accurate. Foster based the pattern on the giant Lobelia plant. The array of leaves consists of 21 spirals moving in one direction and 13 spirals moving in the opposite direction. This is an example of Fibonacci numbers found in nature, 13 and 21 being adjacent numbers in that series. The turned and carved vessel (4-1/2 in. dia. by 6-3/4 in. tall) is finished with Waterlox Original. From Fine Woodworking #220

Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, walnut, Waterlox Original

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