My best segmented bowl

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Project by trasner posted 09-07-2015 06:07 PM 1507 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really enjoy making segmented wooden bowls. The whole process is lesson in calculated strategic planning. From the original idea, the design using one of the segmented bowl software programs, the mitering, gluing, stacking, and finally turning. Of all the woodworking projects I do, segmented bowls are the most precise; very little room for error. This probably explains why I only make one or two a year. This piece is just over 11” height and 10” width and has over 400 pieces. The feature ring is purple heart and maple. The remainder of the bowl is Brazilian Cherry.

As always, thanks for looking.

-- Todd

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#1 posted 09-07-2015 07:00 PM

Very nice, reminds me of some of the stuff that Ray Allen liked to make.

-- 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 09-07-2015 07:08 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 09-07-2015 08:20 PM

Frank Howarth … ... would be proud.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#4 posted 09-07-2015 08:38 PM

Extreme craftsmanship resulting in an extraordinary project.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 09-07-2015 10:37 PM

nice shape and colors.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 09-08-2015 01:49 AM

Really nice bowl, been wanting to try segmented turning for awhile, just haven’t got around to it.

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