First try at a segmented ring

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Project by Nbeene posted 12-04-2015 04:07 AM 1102 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a last minute thought to add a ring to the top of a bowl I was making. It did not turn out as well as I would hoped but I learned allot and will try it again.

-- Once you have fallen into the water, you’re not scared of water any more.

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#1 posted 12-04-2015 04:53 AM

I don’t see any mistakes. This bottom looks great. Good choice to put top ring on it. You extended it’s functionality.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 07:19 AM

It’s all about camera angles. After glueing the ring to the bottom the sing separated in 2 spots by 1/32 if an inch. I figured I would just fill them after turning but it caused a little bit of tear out. The more I tried to fix the worse it got so I just stopped and filled with glue and the maple dust. I did not give it enough time to dry and when I sanded the bowl the dust from the walnut and Sapele mixed into the glue.

All just learning curves I need to figure out.

-- Once you have fallen into the water, you’re not scared of water any more.

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#3 posted 12-04-2015 08:32 AM

A very nice 1st try. I also like the bottom the best. In fact I think it would look great if the whole bowl was like the bottom

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 09:55 AM

Look awesome! How big is that bad boy?

-- I make bowls and spoons.

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#5 posted 12-04-2015 02:21 PM

Very nice work, I haven’t tried segmented bowls yet, inspiring. Keep up the good work and hope to see more in the near future. I see that you have only joined this site hours ago. Welcome

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 12-04-2015 03:39 PM

This piece looks very nice.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 12-04-2015 04:23 PM

Larry, I would have liked to make the entire bow like the bottom but this was made from scrap pieces so I did motor have enough.

Bushmaster, it is about 10.5 in wide and about 4 inches tall. I have a delta midi lathe so I am limited to smaller bowls.

Thank you all for the comments. I will keep posting new projects as they come along.

-- Once you have fallen into the water, you’re not scared of water any more.

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#8 posted 12-04-2015 08:10 PM

hi great first segment turning the bottom looks great
but i think smaller rings on top of the bottom would work better
just my thinking


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#9 posted 12-05-2015 09:42 PM

if theres anything ive learned & forgot & learned again is that humans arent perfect. look at the old woodwork thats survived a century. none ive seen is perfect. i wouldnt want it to be. never the less its still beautiful just like your bowl. learning to work with flaws isnt easy but you make it look good. keep it coming

-- JLA Woodworking Macon,Georgia

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#10 posted 12-07-2015 02:44 AM

Branch, I agree that smaller rings would look better, but being my first time i wanted to not have to worry about joining multiple rings together. I am starting a new bowl tonight that that is my goal.

antiquegarageguy, It is hard for me to love with flaws because my wife is an interior designer and has eagle eyes for any flaws. It only makes me better in the work that I do.

-- Once you have fallen into the water, you’re not scared of water any more.

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#11 posted 12-07-2015 03:37 AM

Really nice first segment turning. I’m not a wood spinner but admire the work that all of you turners do.
Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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