Salad bowl = 1st complete segmented project

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Project by Rj posted 04-10-2009 09:32 PM 3368 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 1st completely segmented project = Salad bowl for my wife for Easter .

I’ll be making 4-6 smaller bowls & some Utensils = 2 forks & a large spoon that will go with this main bowl (after Easter)

It measures 14 1/2 inches in circumference/ round & 6” inches tall

Woods used Maple & Walnut

Finish Used Boiled Linseed Oil / Carnuba wax /Buffed with the Beal sys.

I noticed using oils on lighter woods (Maple etc. ) seems to make the seams more noticable because the oil soaks into the end grain more than the flat sawn or quartersawn sides.( I used Titebond 3 water resistant glue )
I was very pleased with the tightness of the joints over all but a little disappointed with the effects that the oil did were the pieces are joined together.
If you have any tips to combat this issue I’d appreciate it ????

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 09:47 PM

that is very nice, i love maple,and walnut.

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#2 posted 04-10-2009 10:11 PM

great work and try next time just a clear coat abro spray it works real good use the matt kind

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#3 posted 04-10-2009 10:32 PM

Thanks for the complements and advice
peruturner this bowl is going to be used for food , I was told and read not to use surface top coat type of finishs on this type of project as they will in time flake off and are hard to recoat ?

When using a project for food it will eventually need to be recoated due to usage.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#4 posted 04-10-2009 11:07 PM

WOW!!! That is sweet. And thats your first try. Can’t wait to see your next one.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 04-10-2009 11:20 PM

Beautifully done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 04-10-2009 11:46 PM

just nothing else to say but ’’|||||| AWESOME ||||||| ’’’’

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#7 posted 04-10-2009 11:50 PM

Awesome is right. Great job. I love the way you did the very bottom. Shows some great ingenuity.

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

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#8 posted 04-11-2009 12:31 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Your wife will love it!

(so tell me …did you get hyptnotized when turning it? :)

Great work…nice lathe too.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#9 posted 04-11-2009 12:37 AM

Looks awesome! Roughly how many hours do you think you have in something like that?


-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#10 posted 04-11-2009 02:08 AM

that looks great! one of these days I’m going to take a crack at a segmented bowl.
I like how you changed the thickness of your layers. great look!

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#11 posted 04-11-2009 02:14 AM

What a beauty!!! I too love the bottom work and the varying thicknesses. Pile in the potato salad in that baby, oh, I suppose you’ll use it for things like leafy salad right? Great job Ron.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#12 posted 04-11-2009 02:47 AM

Nice job. Look up a friend of mine Curt Theobald, he is the finest segmented woodturner living. He has some real good aids that will expand your segmented turning adventure. Again great job on this piece.

-- Dale

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#13 posted 04-11-2009 05:06 AM

very well done looks great

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 04-11-2009 05:22 AM

Simply Stunning! Can’t wait to see the other bowls and utensils. GET BUSY!! ;-)

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#15 posted 04-11-2009 05:36 AM

Thanks Fellow LJs for the all great complements !!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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