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Project by branch posted 07-04-2015 09:42 PM 1342 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi here is a bowl that i just finished it is not my design another LJ sheared it and i commented on it and stayed i liked it and would not mind trying to make one like it so johh sent me his cut list and plans which was very nice off him
this one is not the same design as john s it started out to be the same but i cut the timber to thick and when i did a dry fit the bowl would have being 12 inches hight and that would have being too hight so i changed the design and kame up with this but i will have another try at john s design

this one is 12 inches at the rim and 6 inches at the bottom it stands 6 and a half
the wood is purple heart maughney and Wight oak the rim is walnut
finish is sand and seal 4 coats then bees wax and buffed

the are 48 segments in each ring and 10 rings making a total of 488
what is your thoughts on this one


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#1 posted 07-05-2015 02:41 AM

Very nice Branch, I like it.
Hey Mate, there are not enough segments in each ring???? HA HA.
The colours go well together.
Thanks for sharing.

-- 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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#2 posted 07-05-2015 04:18 AM

Hi Branch, nice going here, like the alternating designs. You have been cranking them out lately, do you sell any of your work, or does the Missus claim them like mine does??

-- 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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#3 posted 07-06-2015 11:57 AM

I wish I had your patience. Nice work!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#4 posted 07-06-2015 06:38 PM

hi bob i think the are just the right amount segment’s in it to drive you to drink ha ha

rockbuster i sell all the stuff i make if i did not sell them i could not afford to keep playing with wood
wood it is very expensive here in ireland hell everything is expensive here
i have a good amount off customers calling to my workshop for items for gifts and commission items
i had a customer that bought 5 bowls witch was great for me it meant i was able to stock up on some wood

hairy when you love playing with wood patience dos not come into play time stands still


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#5 posted 10-13-2015 10:01 PM

Branch you did a good job in working with what I sent to you. The pattern I sent is complicated but what you have designed is special – it is of your own design. The chart/layout sheet I sent you is very versatile and can be used to make any design you want – as long as you chose to have 48 segments in each ring. By the way, on my bowl, each ring was only 1/4 inch thick so that would have shrunk the first bowl down quite a bit. Looks like you used thicker wood. Nice part of using 1/4 inch stock is that you can simply rip strips from 3/4 inch stock into 1/4 inch thick strips – run them through a planner or drum sander (of course cut them a little thicker to allow for waste) and there you have your starting stock. Great job Branch. Looking forward to your next bowl.


-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#6 posted 10-13-2015 10:05 PM

By the way Branch, if you are not a member, you should really look into joining the Segmented Wood Turners forum on line – really great amount of information and fun to look at.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#7 posted 10-16-2015 10:07 PM

hi john thanks for the heads up on the timber thickens i must give it another go
jhon i am not a member any segmented wood turners club yes i might join

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