Segmented Bowl - Morning Star

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Project by taidsturning posted 07-24-2009 04:40 PM 1693 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first posted this I tagged it as a “turned bowl” not just “bowl”. I was surprised not to find it among the “bowl” projects. I guess I just can’t think like the computer yet. If other bowl turners are like me they generally only look at other bowls. Hope you won’t mind the double posting.

This is my first attempt at incorporating the star motif in a bowl. It is a lot more work than the diamonds I have used in the past. I learned a lot while doing it and hopefully the next time I make one it will be better. I like to think that my bowls are both utilitarian and decorative. This bowl is intended to push the decorative a little further and a little further toward art. Because I intend to make more like this one but using different woods, I decided to give it a name – a little pretentious but maybe it will seem more like art if it has a name.

It’s about 10.5” in diameter and about 5.5” tall. The star inserts are made from Goncalo Alves end-grain bookmatched and the stars themselves are maple. The rest of the top layer is Canarywood. The next layer down is Padauk, then more Canarywood with a Goncalo Alves base.

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

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#1 posted 07-24-2009 04:52 PM

That is absolutely beautiful! My hat is off to you sir.

How in the world did you get the stars in there?

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#2 posted 07-24-2009 04:58 PM

Beautiful turning. I’ll have to try some segmented turnings. I’ve bought a couple books on it. However, reading about it and doing it are to very different things. lol.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 07-24-2009 09:16 PM

I love the stars, they add a great accent to the bowl. Lots of good colors used as well.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#4 posted 07-25-2009 02:24 AM

it’s a beautiful piece, great work.
and it deserves a name!

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#5 posted 07-25-2009 04:04 AM

Excellent work sir, a real beauty.

-- Dan Wiggins

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