Segmented & pierced

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Project by tomd posted 08-26-2014 08:52 PM 1321 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a pierced piece for awhile and when I received a new Dremmel for a gift I had to try. This is a 10 stave maple bowl, I couldn’t get control of the Dremmel so I laid the bowl on it’s side and used my scroll saw. I have heard others are able to pierce with a Dremmel but I couldn’t get it.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 08-26-2014 09:14 PM

No matter what you use to achieve something it certainly produced a great piece Well turned and decorated

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 10:04 PM

Very nice indeed Tom,
With the dremmel it varies greatly depending on the cutting tool you are using & the timber of course, (this one being Maple would have been fairly hard I assume) in reality the dremmel is a generally bit too slow 30k & is hard work with this type of work compared to the NSK type tools with rev around 350 to 400 K.
Really like your design & result with this one

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 08-26-2014 10:07 PM

Sweet Tom!
There are obviously several ways to skin this cat. :-)
Couldn’t have been easy on the scroll saw but it sure doesn’t show.

Nice work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 08-27-2014 12:03 AM

It still looks great Tom.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#5 posted 08-27-2014 01:59 AM

Regardless of the method the result is stunning.
The cutting bit makes all the difference.


-- 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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#6 posted 08-27-2014 05:35 AM

Nice work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-27-2014 10:55 AM

good job! yep the dremel does not have enough torque &speed to punch thru wood that thick..glad you found a way.

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#8 posted 08-27-2014 11:15 AM

I really like it…..........Great work!

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 08-27-2014 12:06 PM

Beautiful Tom. Nice graceful shape and the fretwork really adds a lot too. I have been thinking about doing some stave bowls similar to this for a long time, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I had planned to use my scroll saw from the start as the stave segments are flat and would cut nicely the scroll saw. I hope you will do more of these, The fretwork adds so much to the design and light comes more into play to highlight the features.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 08-27-2014 08:06 PM

That’s really fantastic, great job. I love the design, and your workmanship is very clean.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#11 posted 08-29-2014 02:04 AM

Tom, this is good stuff. Beautiful work and nice photos. It has such a light, graceful look.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 08-31-2014 12:17 PM

This is a beautiful piece no matter what technique or tool you used to get it there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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