Segmented Urn - Something different

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Project by BobWemm posted 01-30-2015 08:10 AM 1249 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The inspiration for this piece came from the cover of a Woodturning Magazine. Thank you.

This piece is made from Tasmanian Oak, one of the many Eucalyptus species in Australia.
There are 158 pieces, and is sanded to 400 grit. Then dyed with my Air-brush using U-Beaut water base dyes, and finally finished with Krylon Clear Varnish.
The urn is 10in tall and 6.75in wide.
I hope you like it and thank you for looking.
C & C welcome.


-- 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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#1 posted 01-30-2015 09:14 AM

Very nice…I love how the colors fade in and out a bit

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 01-30-2015 10:17 AM

You have certainly nailed this segmenting game Bob, really like the colors as they fade into each other. Well done and thanks for showing.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#3 posted 01-30-2015 10:47 AM

I like it, in fact I like it very much, interesting how some TO can be skilled into a great looking project.

Use some dyes and the project is Alive !!

-- Regards Robert

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 01-30-2015 11:48 AM

Very nice Bob. I like the inclining color. Picture #3 gives you a good look a that nice Tasmanian Oak wood. It didn’t take you long to get this segmented method tamed. Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 01-30-2015 11:49 AM

I also like it very much. I have thought of using die in some of my segmented turnings, but have never gotten around to it. You sir are an inspiration.
Well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 01-30-2015 01:28 PM

Excellent. Perfectly blended from gold to blue. This is a nice touch to any turning and I know it isn’t easy to get great results like this. Great work Bob.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 01-30-2015 02:14 PM

Very well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 01-30-2015 03:06 PM

Nice job here Bob, you did a great job of modulating the colors from a almost blue to natural, something like a great musical composure. It also sort of reminds me of something that has been under the sea for a long time, like maybe a Greek Or Roman wine vessel. The segments fall in line quite nicely also.Happy to see you taking to this segmenting thing.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#9 posted 01-30-2015 03:39 PM

That came out really nice…! The blended dyes caught my attention because I just bought 6 bottles of TransTint dyes to play around with

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#10 posted 01-30-2015 05:49 PM

Hello Bob

Very nice piece

The colors are beautiful and you have done a great work

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 01-30-2015 08:19 PM

Love it. Really like how you left the interior a natural color too.

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#12 posted 01-30-2015 10:12 PM

Another nice job there bob, I also like the colour transition & the natural neck treatment
well done mate
Cheers Pete

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

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#13 posted 01-30-2015 10:29 PM

Very nice piece, Bob

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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