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Purple Heart and Tasmanian Oak Segmented Vase #1: Start of some fun.

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Blog entry by BobWemm posted 12-22-2014 12:36 AM 1575 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi people,
I have started working with segments amongst all the other things that I do. This is a very interesting and challenging thing for me, and I think that I was conned by my mate “Rockbuster” into trying this. He is so good that I just had to have a go myself.
This particular vase is my third piece but the first two were pretty basic. Even this one is basic compared to some of the “STUNNING” pieces around the traps, but Hey, you have to start somewhere don’t you.
I tried to send a photo to Jim Jakosh but his ISP has a block on any emails with attachments so the only way I can show him and my other Buddies is to do this.
The process I used on this piece so far, was to make all the rings and glue them together. I faced one side of each ring using my Cole jaws and then glued that flat face to the base and then faced the outside. This method continued for each of the ten rings.
I then turned the outside to shape and it has been sitting on a shelf since then for two reasons.
!. to allow the glue to properly dry, and
2. to allow the Purple Heart to oxidise and go purple again. It is quite brown when first worked.
So there it sits. Waiting Waiting Waiting???

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 02:13 AM

Wow, you have ti turned already. I thought it was just loose rings!! The purple is turning nicely! That will be awesome when finished, Bob. Thanks for showing it!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 02:29 AM

Nice work Bob

Put it out in the sun or direct sunlight that will sped up the change

-- Regards Robert

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 03:06 AM

Hey Bob, Got to North Carolina today after a long 7 hour drive but now I’m relaxing taking in your beautiful work!
Looks great so far! What are the measurements?

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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BobWemm

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#4 posted 12-22-2014 03:40 AM


Hey Bob, Got to North Carolina today after a long 7 hour drive but now I m relaxing taking in your beautiful work!
Looks great so far! What are the measurements?

- woodshaver

Tony, it is 7.25in tall and 7in diameter.
Hope you have a great Holiday.
Cheers,
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 12-22-2014 04:45 AM

You certainly done a great job Bob. Can’t wait to see the finish on it. Stunning at the very least.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 12-22-2014 10:58 PM

Nice one Bob, a great start to segmenting, look forward to seeing more.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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