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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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#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/
#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.
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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
#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.
#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.
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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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#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
#11 posted 06-09-2009 02:12 AM
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.
#12 posted 06-09-2009 02:13 AM
I don’t but will take one and post it later.
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#13 posted 06-09-2009 02:19 AM
super well done beautiful , love it.
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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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#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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