|Project by doubleDD||posted 04-02-2015 07:12 PM||1471 views||1 time favorited||33 comments|
My wife asked if I could make some type of basket for Easter to put candy in for our nieces and nephews. I have some wood bowls made but those were not fancy enough. So on with my first attempt at segmented turning. I have been watching others post some beautiful pieces so I was familiar with what had to be done (to some extent). The hardest part is trying to visualize the pattern you want. Anyway I thought I would keep it simple. The first one, smaller bowl has 57 pieces and is approx. 7’’ x 41/2’’. The larger bowl has 73 pieces and is 9’’ x 4’’.
They turned out decent for my first time and look forward to improving my skills.
We decided not to make a handle, that way their parents could use the bowl when the candy is gone.
I used the shavings for the grass as a liner and she loved it.
Introducing my new helper CHIPS who was recently hired to help around the shop. He has been a blessing with helping me with these and gives me inspiration. P.S. Actually. I think he escaped from Denmark,where Mafe (mads) was doing a shop safety video. LOL.
Thanks for looking.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.