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Project by TheDane posted 05-22-2015 08:44 PM 943 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Birch, Maple, and Walnut … measures 9 1/2” in diameter and 7” tall. Finish is shellac.

There are 281 pieces in this vessel … 152 in the feature ring alone.

The pieces (except the bottom disk) were cut on the Wedgie Sled:
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I assembled the rings using the Stomper:
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-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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#1 posted 05-22-2015 09:05 PM

very nice vessel i lake the design great finish

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#2 posted 05-22-2015 09:06 PM

Again a beautiful piece. Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 05-23-2015 12:00 AM

So cool. Man I really need to get into turning. I’m missing out on all this fun.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-23-2015 01:21 AM

Another Beautiful piece…

Awesome work…

Very COOL!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 05-23-2015 05:08 AM

Gerry, beautiful project. I am in awe at the many , many segmented pieces that go into compiling the finished work.
Well done. The thing that always puzzles me with Segmented Turning is, how do you hollow out a piece that is not in a wide open bowl format?
Lovely finish and nice combination of timber.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 05-23-2015 12:15 PM

The thing that always puzzles me with Segmented Turning is, how do you hollow out a piece that is not in a wide open bowl format?

One of the advantages you have in segmented turning is that you are not dealing with a solid block of wood, so the piece can be turned, hollowed and assembled in stages. In this piece, the top third and bottom two-thirds were hollowed, sanded and finished separately (the top also had a faceplate and glue block on it). The two sections were then joined together on the lathe (I have a live center with 1” x 8tpi threads for a faceplate or chuck).

You could glue up the entire stack of rings and use a hollowing tool, but doing it in two sections, IMHO, is a lot easier and produces a better result.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 05-24-2015 01:55 AM

Aha!! Thank you Gerry!!!! That sure makes sense…..I had visions of poking a long curved Chisel inside a narrow top opening and basically flying blind. Your advice is gratefully appreciated and will help me delve a little deeper into the mysteries of Segmented Wood Turning. Many Thanks.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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