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Black Walnut and Maple Segmented Bowl

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Project by KE4NYV posted 08-23-2014 09:10 PM 1911 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed my first segmented bowl turning project. I used black walnut and maple for the rings. Some are solid color, others are alternating to get a checked effect. Not all of my stock was the same thickness and since I don’t have a planer yet, this posed a bit of a challenge. I ended up putting each ring on the lathe and using my flat tipped carbide turning tool to flatten the faces of the rings and then finish them off with a sanding block.

Glue up was pretty straight forward. I just glued up a couple of rings at a time into sub-assemblies and then glued those together to get the complete pre-turned bowl.

I highlighted all of the steps in a video on my YouTube page. Please take a look and comments are welcome!

YouTube: http://youtu.be/DRy30nRs1Es?list=UUPonc3Egbs5GbBbstRSFf_Q

This project was a lot of fun and I learned a lot doing it for the first time. Lessons learned and I even came up with a few processes or variation on other’s processes that worked well for me and I’ll use on the next one(s).

Thanks!

-- Jason R.





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poospleasures

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#1 posted 08-23-2014 10:50 PM

Good job on the bowl. Wish my first had looked so good. You have some nice looking projects. Welcome to the bunch.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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KE4NYV

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#2 posted 08-23-2014 10:55 PM

Thanks and thanks! :o)

-- Jason R.

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#3 posted 08-24-2014 01:14 AM

Nice work looks very good.

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 08-24-2014 01:34 AM

Awesome

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#5 posted 08-24-2014 03:28 AM

Beautiful bowl – I love the classic contrast the walnut and maple provides. Nice work-arounds without a planer.

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#6 posted 08-24-2014 12:04 PM

Great bowl! and thanks for posting the video

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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KE4NYV

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 01:09 AM

Thanks for all of the kind comments! This was my first real video of a project, so I was glad to get that this week, too.

-- Jason R.

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