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Segmented Bowl # 135

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Project by drbyte posted 2660 days ago 1149 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the bowl I mentioned having a very complicated bottom. It has 16 segments in the bottom, 12 triangles in the center and 4 half-moon forming a preimeter around the triangles. There are two sizes of triangles, and two species, Cherry and Walnut. Very tedious to keep it all lined up (need about six hands for line-up and clamping. I was lucky and got the windmill near dead center for a change. The next layer up from the bottom is wormy Chestnut, then Walnut, then Cherry topped of with a Mahogany-Cherry-Mahogany laminated rim. It is 11” OD at the rim with a total of 88 pieces glued together. This is just one I made for the enjoyment of it, not promised to anyone for a change. I already had this one and one more glued up, but I promise pics on the next one I start from scratch, maybe this weekend or so. My grandson (7 Y.O.) thinks “this is a good one” he told me this evening!! He may be just a little prejudiced ;-)

-- Dennis, WV





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PanamaJack

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#1 posted 2660 days ago

drbyte,This a great woodturning work of art. Awesome.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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drbyte

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#2 posted 2660 days ago

Thanks Panama!

-- Dennis, WV

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Steffen

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#3 posted 2660 days ago

Nice bowl. I have my first segmented bowl in it’s final stages of glue-up right now. I hope to post it in a few days. I like your work.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#4 posted 2659 days ago

I’m looking forward to the “start to finish” process.

I think your grandson’s word can be trusted. this IS a good one!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#5 posted 2659 days ago

Segmented turnings really appeal to me. That looks pretty cool!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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oscorner

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#6 posted 2659 days ago

Neat!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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drbyte

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#7 posted 2659 days ago

Thanks guys. Will get pics for you soon Ms. Debbie. Can’t wit to see your segmented piece Steffen. Your other bowls are great.

-- Dennis, WV

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2657 days ago

Looking forward to them Dennis.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#9 posted 2597 days ago

Hey drbyte! I’m loving these segmented bowls. We haven’t seen you in awhile…how about showing some more?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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drbyte

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#10 posted 2595 days ago

Thanks for the encouragement there spidy. Had to gutter my front porch a couple of weekends ago and then had to rush to finish a second floor on my garage and get it under roof before some heavy storms hit over this way. Got it dried-in in just the nick of time, bad storms several days after driving the last screw in my new metal roof. Will finish up some work on it this weekend. Got a 4H camp next weekend. Will get another bowl in teh works shortly I hope.

-- Dennis, WV

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#11 posted 2464 days ago

Beautiful work dr. Nice stuff. I like that segmented work gotta try it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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drbyte

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#12 posted 2464 days ago

Thanks Mike. I’ve been soooo busy this summer I’ve had little time to bowl or flute. Just after finishing my garage, the wife’s sister’s husband died and we had to do a lot of traveling with that. Hope I can get back in the shop more soon. I did rough out 4 flute blanks last weekend. Try the segmented, they sell great and are so beautiful when made with lots of contrasting pieces.

-- Dennis, WV

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