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Segmented turning 'Durham'

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Project by Chris Dehmer posted 06-08-2009 11:19 PM 1611 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The 626 pieces that make up the bowl contain Hard Maple, Ash, Walnut and Mahogany. It is 10.5 inches wide and 7.5” tall.

-- Chris,Atlanta Georgia,www.darkhorsewoodworks.com





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Sef

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 11:28 PM

This is a beautigul piece. How long does it take just to build up the blank, before the turning starts?

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think. http://chathampenworks.com/

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Chris Dehmer

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 11:34 PM

It’s not as bad as you think. The hardest part is getting each segment figured out before you head to the shop. Once you have that figured out, it really becomes a matter of a bunch of repetitive cuts that make up each segment, and then each ring. When I made this I made 2 at one time and had about 25 total hours from start to finish for both of them.

-- Chris,Atlanta Georgia,www.darkhorsewoodworks.com

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 11:36 PM

very nice indeed this is a ”” must try before I die”” job LOL well done Alistair

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

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Sef

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 11:40 PM

So, 12 plus hours total for the piece? So much for the lathe being the instant gratification tool. :-) I’m with Scotsman though, before I die.

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think. http://chathampenworks.com/

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Chris Dehmer

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#5 posted 06-08-2009 11:48 PM

Probably more like 6 hours turning both, the rest gluing it up. Of course I’m not including time waiting for glue to set up and dry. I tend to do these turnings as I am working on something else so when the glue is drying, I’m working on something else.

-- Chris,Atlanta Georgia,www.darkhorsewoodworks.com

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#6 posted 06-09-2009 12:47 AM

that’s AWESOME!
do you have a picture of the bottom?

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#7 posted 06-09-2009 12:47 AM

Hey Chris—nice job. I too make segmented bowls (I am a beginner—only done 3 and am working on my 4th) —see my post. I note you have some of your segments running up and dow—vice around the bowl. Everything I have read discourages that because of wood movement—hence future instability. Since your are going against this advice I was wondering if you have encountered any problems with this technique? Col don

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Woodhacker

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#8 posted 06-09-2009 12:50 AM

Chris, you’ve done a marvelous job with this turning.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#9 posted 06-09-2009 01:07 AM

Very nice…Looks like you are having a lot of fun.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#10 posted 06-09-2009 01:53 AM

Very nice turning. I have yet to try one but it is on my list to do. Before I die that is…....LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Chris Dehmer

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#11 posted 06-09-2009 02:12 AM

Colonedon,

So, I only recently started posting things on LJ and honestly, I made this particular piece in 1993. It remains one of my favorites because I made it to enter into a juried art show that was going to happen where I was living at the time (Durham, NC) In any case, I have not made many others with the grain running up and down, however it is still in one piece without any separation at glue joints. I can see where this might me be a problem, but in this case, it hasn’t been so far.

I’ll post a few others at some point that have the grain running in other directions and they do not have any problems either.

-- Chris,Atlanta Georgia,www.darkhorsewoodworks.com

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Chris Dehmer

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#12 posted 06-09-2009 02:13 AM

Darryl,

I don’t but will take one and post it later.

Chris

-- Chris,Atlanta Georgia,www.darkhorsewoodworks.com

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#13 posted 06-09-2009 02:19 AM

super well done beautiful , love it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 06-09-2009 02:38 AM

Beautiful, and glad to hear it’s holding up well and still looking good. Fantastic!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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GSwoodworker

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#15 posted 06-09-2009 02:57 AM

Nice job! Seeing a project like that makes me want to buy a lathe and start turning. It also makes most of my projects look like firewood.
Were the pieces glued up so that it was hollow before turning or solid?

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