Large Segmented Bowl

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Project by JJones98042 posted 06-13-2015 12:47 PM 1288 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bowl as a gift for my wife’s 50th birthday. It is made of curly maple, walnut, cherry, and black veneer. It contains a total of 230 pieces and it 10” OD and just under 10” in height with the lid. Finish is shellac as a sealer and then spray gloss lacquer.

This has been my largest and most complex segmented project yet.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#1 posted 06-13-2015 01:06 PM

Beautiful work JJones!

She’s going to treasure that for years.

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 01:18 PM

It’s realy big and also good looking. Wonderful gift.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-13-2015 01:25 PM

Very well done. Nice features.

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

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#4 posted 06-13-2015 03:20 PM

very nice bowl or round box great chose of wood
the work well together nice fetcher ring
i like it


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#5 posted 06-13-2015 05:17 PM

Hello JJjones

Very nice piece , exccellent work and a happy wife I hope!!!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 06-14-2015 12:09 AM

Beautiful bowl!

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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#7 posted 06-14-2015 01:07 AM

Tremendous job on this piece. your wood selection is awesome!

-- AJ

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#8 posted 06-14-2015 04:43 AM

Nice work, great piece.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 06-14-2015 05:16 AM

That came out great. The segments don’t seem to have any gaps and the polish/finish is really nice. I like the solid walnut bottom, too.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#10 posted 06-14-2015 07:12 AM

Beautiful work you did there. Your use of the black veneer to outline the ring really makes it pop. Also, segmenting the lid so the curls in the maple are continuous…. no end grain! That bowl is sure to become a family heirloom. Nice job!

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

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#11 posted 06-14-2015 11:19 AM

Thanks for all of the comments everyone. :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#12 posted 06-20-2015 03:28 PM

That’s a beauty JJ. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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