First Segmented Bowl

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Project by Lazerworks posted 01-15-2015 02:20 AM 1138 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First segmented bowl. I found some garden stakes at the local hardware store that were some kind of hardwood. They had some nice grain and were only $2.99 each for 5’ long pieces so I thought I’d give it a go for a segmented piece. I went through the stack and found contrasting colors and glued them up. Then did a quick plane using an electric planer. After that they were cut into 8 segments, sanded, and glued up using hose clamps to hold them together.

The project came out much better than I had expected. The angles were cut using a 10 year old Delta compound miter saw that has been abused terribly for hundreds of projects. The bowl has a very nice weight to it. The base ring was from a scrap of mahogany I had lying around.

The lathe is a dirt cheap Harbor Freight thing set on the slowest speed setting ~ 900 rpm. I wish I could have slowed it down more but that’s the bottom end for this lathe.

Here’s a YouTube video of the build:

Thanks for taking a look,

-- Always Remember - Everything is temporary, the bad, and the good...

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#2 posted 01-15-2015 02:32 PM

Nice bowl! Thanks for the video

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#3 posted 01-15-2015 09:58 PM

Thanks for the comments. Fun project.

-- Always Remember - Everything is temporary, the bad, and the good...

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#4 posted 01-16-2015 02:10 AM

nice looking bowl.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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