Practice in Segmented turning

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Project by Coloneldon posted 1948 days ago 2497 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, I just found this site and have enjoyed looking a others work. Thought someone might enjoy some of mine. This is my second attempt a segmented turning. This is my third and my most recent try at segmented turning. This is made using an exercise in “The Art of Segmented Wood Turning” but Malcom Tibbetts. I used Maorke, Maple and Ebony to put this together. On the first two bowls I made I used a solid base this time I used a plug—Tibbetts says it will make the bowl more stable—kind of tricky to get the plug just right. I also made this one using two face plates then glued the two together when almost finished turning. A much easier way to smooth out the insides—it was not that hard to match up the two halves. I was able to squeeze my hand inside the top once glued together to smooth out the final joint, I used a card scraper for part of the smoothing. Worked pretty good, note my lathe is a 1642, 2hp Jet and it will turn very slow so a it was safe to stick my hand inside with the scraper. This one I finished with WATCO. Col D

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#1 posted 1948 days ago

That’s a great result. Still on my ever elongating list.
Are you cutting your segments on the tablesaw or the CMS?
How do you finish the glued edges of your feature ring components?
P.s. I too use the dual build up technique to get a decent thickness for bowl without the excitement of a blow out. <g>

Stellar job!


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#2 posted 1948 days ago

really very nice well done one day I will make a few of these I am a great ray allen fan.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 1948 days ago

Bob, thanks for your comments. I cut my segments on the tablesaw with a special sled I made. Then to make the final adjustments I use my 12” disk sander with a sled and angle jigs. I do not understand your second question—once the featured rings segments are made up I cut them on the table saw and sander just like all other segments? Does that answer your question? Col D

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#4 posted 1947 days ago

This is superb! I really like the design & woods used. I can’t wait to see more of your projects???

Jod Well Done!

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

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#5 posted 1947 days ago

Another beauty!!! and welcome to LJ’s. Looking forward to more.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 1947 days ago

This looks great I don’t think you need practice.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1946 days ago

These are by far the most ambitious practice projects I could imagine even with the books to look at. They certainly came out as if you had written the book. Keep ‘em coming.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#8 posted 1944 days ago

Welcome to LJs and very nice looking bowl.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#9 posted 1944 days ago

welcome…this is an awesome community—-glad you found us…great segmented turning…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 1944 days ago

kick_ great looking!!

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#11 posted 1937 days ago

Absolutely stunning !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 1936 days ago

Great Job, but I do not think I am going to put my hand in one of things anytime soon. To me very slow is stopped.

-- I like to turn

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#13 posted 1936 days ago

Your work is beautiful.


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#14 posted 1928 days ago

I love segmented turnings. Yours are exquisite. Glad you found us and now I found you.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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