new design feather ring

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Project by branch posted 05-26-2015 09:54 PM 2156 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi this is a new design feather ring that i have being working on
is it a star or a box of boxes what do you think of it
please let me know all thoughts welcome good or bad

it stands 4 and a half tall it is 13 at the rim
it has 4 coats of sand and seal and 3 coats of bees wax
then buffed to a finish
the timbers i used are mahogany wenge zebrano maple purple heart
the are 230 pieces in this bowl the are 16 hours off fun in this one


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#1 posted 05-26-2015 10:32 PM

Looks very good, did you design and build the ring of stars first and then make the rest of the bowl to fit, or
make the stars fit the bowl. looks like you are having fun with wood, which is what this is all about. I like
the way you set the hexagon holding the star into what looks like the cross section of a branch or tree.
Figuring and cutting all those angles would not have been easy, doing it all in 16 hours means you are master
of segmented wood turning. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 10:54 PM

Only 16 hours?

This is a very well done design!

-- 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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#3 posted 05-26-2015 11:14 PM

That would be one of the nicest rings I have seen, well done Branch, you sure have this segmenting mastered.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 05-26-2015 11:57 PM

Come on now Branch, you are getting too good at this segmenting thing, and I am having to work overtime to play catch up. I myself, would call it a six point star, and a very nice one at that. Love the wood combinations. Great work.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#5 posted 05-27-2015 12:11 AM

Like Don said, that is a really striking and very effective result.
I love it.
Great combination of colours and design.
Thank you for sharing this with us.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 05-27-2015 12:17 AM

Wow Branch, this is a fabulous piece of segmentation, top class :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 05-27-2015 12:24 AM

Very striking piece of turning. Your designs are top notch.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 05-27-2015 12:37 AM

Very nice turning, good tight joints and great design.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 05-27-2015 01:55 AM

Star! That said, can I ask an uneducated question? Why do you call it a ring? I see a very beautiful segmented bowl.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#10 posted 05-27-2015 05:51 AM

Great idea, it looks really interesting

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 05-27-2015 06:05 AM

Hi Branch. You are motivating me to get going on another bowl. I come across so many chunks of wood I never think of doing a segmented bowl. I’ve seen my neighbour’s segmented lamps which are nice too. John

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 05-27-2015 12:15 PM

Hi branch. That is the most inspiring segmented work I have ever seen, Beautifully assembled and the colours blend perfectly and first class turning.



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

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#13 posted 05-27-2015 12:16 PM

Very nice design and great execution! Final product is quite stunning!

-- Dennis, WV

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#14 posted 05-27-2015 02:08 PM

Why do you call it a ring?

Segmented pieces are typically comprised of several ‘rings’ that are stacked one on top of the other.

Each ring is comprised of a number of pieces, each cut to precise angles … think of them as miter joints.

In this case, the star feature is a number of small pieces that are glued together to form the pattern, then cut to the correct angle and glued together to form a ‘ring’.

-- 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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#15 posted 05-27-2015 07:18 PM

hi thanks for all the great comments the mean a lot to me make me want to make some more

yes 16 hours cutting and gluing spread over 4 days giving the glue time to dry

the are 3D boxes in the fetcher ring 3 of them in every 6 pointed star
feather ring that is why i called it a ring its a new design feather ring for me
thanks again

the bowl is made out of sets of rings and the designed in the middle of the bowl is what you call a


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