|Project by Yuval Eitan||posted 10-20-2014 01:20 PM||926 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Segmented Turned Vase
This was my first significant wood turning project, when all I owned was a mini (more like micro) wood lathe, some very basic tools, no chuck, only faceplate. And piles of scrap wood…
The wood is a reclaimed flooring board I have not been able to identify, but it has great workability and nice looks. The vase is 23cm tall by 13cm widest diameter (~9in X ~5.1in).
It was constructed from eleven rings, each made of eight segments 20-22mm 0.78-0.86in thick.
It stood unfinished for over four years, when I finally got to finish it with walnut oil and a mix of bees/carnauba paste wax that I made (not shown here).
My father (a retired archaeologist) fondly calls it “amphora”, although amphorae typically depicted handles…
This was my entry to the segmented world. Knowing hardly anything about turning, let alone segment work, I sort of paved my own way, the hard way… But, biased as I am, I like the way it turned out.
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