|Project by Ron Ford||posted 03-07-2015 04:08 PM||1179 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I’ve been bitten by the segmented turning bug in a big way! I just finished this piece and am pretty happy with it.
This vessel is made up of ambrosia maple, walnut, holly, and padauk. There are a total of 441 individually cut, glued, sanded and fitted pieces that make it up. Given it’s size, I initially made it in three sections, then joined them together as it was turned. Final steps required custom made jam chucks made of MDF and non-skid material (like you would put under a rug) to allow finishing of the top and bottom. Overall height is 12” and it is 10 1/2” at it’s widest point. Hard to say how many hours I have invested in it – but who cares!!! :-)
Comments, question, and suggestions are always welcome. Thanks for looking!
-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.