I am contemplating a new segmented bowl/vase project and am planning to document my progress from start to finish. From start meaning the planning stages and drawings, measurements and wood selections. Obviously I have already started planning but so far it has only been in my head and rough drafts. I found a beautiful piece of Lignum Vitae board while on a trip back from Washington D.C. in a Woodcraft store in North Carolina. I have never seen such a large board of LV before, all have been small pieces, and it was beautiful light olive green in color with beautiful grains. Yes, it was expensive, over $60 for a 7/8” x 6” x 48” long board. Needless to say, I bought it! I cut a 1” strip 6” long from one corner and made a small sample piece of my envisioned project. I made 3 different patterns on one side and none on the other to gauge the preview looks. The patterns did not please my eyes as much as the plainer side did.
The first photo shows the 3 different patterns, which do you like best?
The second shows the plain side, I am leaning more to this side as being more striking!
My only problem is that I would not be able to start this project till January as I have thrown my back out a couple days ago and cannot move well and it is very uncomfortable to stand very long and I cannot bend over without holding on to something. I also have a lot on my plate this week and next and on November first I’ll be having a total left knee replacement and that will keep me out of the shop for at least a month and possibly more. Hopefully after that I’ll be in a lot less pain!
Are there any of you willing to follow and learn along with me as I attempt to do this project? Regardless if there are anyone interested or not, I will do this for my own personal satisfaction and I will post the project when finished.
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL