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Segmented Bowl - Southwest Style. My 4th Turning Project

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Project by BrentH posted 07-23-2015 01:43 AM 7786 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m new to LumberJocks… and new to wood turning too, for that matter.

This is project #4 for me; inspired by the design in a Southwest style area rug in our home. Lots of pieces in this one: 337 to be exact.

Turned out OK for a beginner!

I’m pretty sure these projects are addictive. I’m beginning to understand why my father said, after he retired: “I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!” :-)

Update:
Wow! I didn’t realize what a resource I had found when I discovered Lumberjocks. Thanks for the kind comments.

As an afterthought, I’m adding a link to a time lapse video I made the day I turned this bowl (which video was also an afterthought—never had done that before—and certainly never figured I’d actually post it anywhere.) I hope I’m not exposing too many amateurish techniques (please feel free to make suggestions!), and remember the old adage: “A cluttered shop is a happy shop!” (Don’t know if that really is true, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/289eBaNAy2Q

Update 7/31:

This is No Bull!

—My neighbor was pretty impressed when I told him I’d entered a bowl in the County Fair—until he realized it wasn’t spelled “B-U-L-L”.

Still, I did all right. I think the prize money is $5. I’ve always told my wife that someday my woodworking would pay off!

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"





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Rockbuster

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#1 posted 07-23-2015 02:59 AM

Great looking bowl, nice job on the Southwest, love the simplicity of the design, but it projects well. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- 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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#2 posted 07-23-2015 07:12 AM

That is fabulous.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 07-23-2015 08:23 AM

Great work and pics thx for sharing and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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ncdon

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#4 posted 07-23-2015 10:46 AM

very nice, great choice of materials.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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majuvla

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#5 posted 07-23-2015 12:14 PM

Wonderfull project and photo presentation. Beautiful bowl. Realy lot of work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ChadRat6458

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#6 posted 07-23-2015 12:42 PM

Knocked it out of the park. I am trying to do a segmented bowl. 3 layers. Do you have any tips? Do you have any websites or blogs with good info for beginning segment turners? Thanks.

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#7 posted 07-23-2015 12:57 PM

beautiful work Brent…and yes,turning is a drugs…I know the best…

-- bambi

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#8 posted 07-23-2015 03:37 PM

Fabulous !!

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#9 posted 07-23-2015 03:38 PM

looks like nice clean joints. good wood colour combination, and the shape is not bad… good job, and welcome to LJ’s

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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ralbuck

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#10 posted 07-23-2015 03:55 PM

They pretty much summed it up!

I think it is marvelous too.
I have always been a fan of “southwestern style” anything.

-- just rjR

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Rockbuster

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#11 posted 07-23-2015 08:36 PM

Daily top three already? Looks like you are already in the groove.

-- 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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#12 posted 07-23-2015 10:01 PM

You have obviously put some thought ot the design & timber selection, great result with a top finish.
Well done Brent
Pete

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

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poospleasures

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#13 posted 07-23-2015 11:50 PM

Welcome to the jocks. You seem to have figured this segmented thing a lot faster fhan most of us. You seem to be a master. Thanks for showing.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#14 posted 07-24-2015 02:35 AM

Thanks, everyone, for your kind remarks. They are very encouraging. Due to many helpful hints from fellow woodworkers, especially on YouTube, I’ve been fortunate enough to complete a few wood turning projects without having to learn all the lessons the hard way.

I’m excited to have discovered LumberJocks. As I’ve visited a few of your galleries, I can’t believe the talent that is represented here! Lots and lots of inspirational ideas too. Now all I need is more time!

Thanks, again.

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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#15 posted 07-25-2015 09:13 PM

Fantastic piece!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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