I tried doing a segmented bowl using beech and black walnut veneer for accents to give it a brick and mortar look. The beech was cut on my bandsaw at 45 degree angles and stacked. The bandsawn pieces were a good way to maximize the flat but assured that I would have plenty of end grain to cut.
I was 98.5% done with the turning when I caught the tool on the edge of the bowl and ripped the bottom segment off, as you can see. I haven’t done it yet but will add another piece of beech and finish it soon.
-- Tim S, WA