Segmented Bowl

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Project by Woodhacker posted 05-14-2009 02:38 PM 5013 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first segmented turning. Several weeks ago I posted a blog on this and I’m finally getting around to posting the finished project. Being a novice at turning, I’m not qualified to call this blog a “how to”, but just a documentation of the process I went through. This bowl is patterned after one that caught my eye created by Harm Hazeu featured in a book titled, “Fabulous Turned-Wood Projects”. This is a little chunky looking, but so is the original design, thus probably a safer design to try for the first time.

This was a lot of fun, and as I’m sure with many segmented projects, took far less time turning than the preparatory segmenting work.

It’s made of maple, with face grain plugs set in Caribbean rosewood. It also includes eucalyptus and bubinga. The finish is three saturating coats of teak oil, followed by a couple coats of paste wax.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#1 posted 05-14-2009 03:01 PM


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#2 posted 05-14-2009 03:46 PM

great Job!! Woodhacker, it is beautiful!

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#3 posted 05-14-2009 04:31 PM

Very nice Woodhacker! Nice mix of woods.

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#4 posted 05-14-2009 05:28 PM

Way to Go woodhacker looks great fine work

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#5 posted 05-14-2009 05:35 PM


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#6 posted 05-14-2009 05:51 PM

Awesome. This is one of the nicest and coolest segmented bowls I’ve seen. Way to go.

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#7 posted 05-14-2009 06:40 PM

I can’t wait to try my first. I still have yet to even use a lathe. I’m anxious to see what happens. I gotta say you inspire me to go out and give it a go for myself. Thanks for the post.
Nice work

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#8 posted 05-14-2009 07:24 PM

That’s really impressive for a first try. As you obviously know, a very important part of segmented turnings are good glue lines and yours look perfect to me. Great job and a great looking bowl.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 05-14-2009 08:35 PM

Congratulations, is an excelent job for the combination of woods and the shape. Thanks for share.

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#10 posted 05-14-2009 10:31 PM

Absolutely stunning my friend. Great job!

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#11 posted 05-14-2009 11:17 PM

really nice how did you manage to show so many pics someday I might need to do the same workmanship on this bowl first rate

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#12 posted 05-15-2009 06:51 AM

Wow!! Really nice. Fantastic.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 05-15-2009 07:54 AM

Very nice piece, love the design.

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#14 posted 05-15-2009 10:43 AM

So this is what you do with that machine in the corner that I haven’t tried to work out yet…lol..bought it for when I am older…Bloody marvelous job you have done… maybe I should pull my finger out and see how the thing starts. and Yes I am going to read you ‘Tutorial’

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#15 posted 05-18-2009 09:17 PM

Beautiful bowl and a fantastically ambitious project for a first project in the area.

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

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