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Project by mreza posted 03-31-2009 06:14 AM 2873 views 23 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is bowl #12 I made recently.
It’s a large bowl (blank maxed out my lathe) made out of 624 segments. It actually took a lot longer to build the blank or make the legs than it took to turn it. The design is all myself.
I built three sets of legs (and carved all) but the first two sets didn’t look good on the bowl. Finally I decided on this shape and design.
Was the first time I tried incorporating carving into a project.
It’s about 16”x11.5”. Made out of walnut and maple finished with BLO+Shellac.

The photos are much worse than what it really looks.
Finally got something to sign my works with





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savannah505

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#1 posted 03-31-2009 06:25 AM

This is amazing!!!!! I’m trying to figure out how you even incorporated a lathe in the making of this. Would love to learn more. Super work here, very impressive.

-- Dan Wiggins

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John Ormsby

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#2 posted 03-31-2009 07:13 AM

Very nice work.
Looks like you made turned it, cut it hald, and then joined them together end to end?

Great design!!!

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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LesB

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 07:21 AM

I can see how you would turn this piece on the lathe but it is still a fascinating piece of work. So you should explain it for others to learn from. I’m not a particular fan of sectional lathe work but I like things that leave the observer puzzles as to how it is made. If I ever get time I might try something similar so I will stash a picture of your piece for reference.

-- Les B, Oregon

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woodworm

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#4 posted 03-31-2009 07:52 AM

This is a fantastic design. Can’t imagine hoe you turned it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 03-31-2009 08:29 AM

Truly stunning!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 03-31-2009 10:51 AM

I usually don’t like segmented turning but this is a rather unusual and a very interesting and intriguing bowl. Great job!

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TonyWard

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#7 posted 03-31-2009 11:18 AM

The best segmented work I’ve seen, well done!

Keep on with your creativity! Others will try to follow and ???

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 03-31-2009 12:27 PM

Amazing. But I have to agree, How did you turn that? Maybe you should do a blog on your technique.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Les Hastings

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#9 posted 03-31-2009 12:38 PM

Very nice,,,,awesome job!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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toyguy

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#10 posted 03-31-2009 01:02 PM

Stunning…. to say the lest. Great job on this bowl,

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 03-31-2009 02:26 PM

Man that is beautiful!!! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 03-31-2009 03:15 PM

Exquisite detail and design! Very impressive looking bowl. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Woodtreker

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#13 posted 03-31-2009 03:20 PM

Looks great for SURE!!!!

-- Derrel Frankfort, KY

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bibb

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#14 posted 03-31-2009 03:40 PM

I hope that you plam to enter that in some shows this year. you have a winner here!

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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kewald

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#15 posted 03-31-2009 03:51 PM

Kowabunga Dude! Awesome!

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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