Segmented turning

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Project by Woodsdweller posted 09-08-2009 09:35 PM 1832 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this out of red oak, maple, walnut, and purpleheart with a lacquer finish. 13” wide and 7 1/2” high. 429 pieces and a large chunk of my free time. I can see now I need a better way to photograph this stuff.

-- Bill, WV

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#1 posted 09-08-2009 09:53 PM

Wow that’s a smart looking piece of segmented turning up there with others I have seen very nicely done take care.Alistair

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

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#2 posted 09-08-2009 10:05 PM

Great Turning! Nice combination of woods for the design. Welcome to LJ’s and look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- John @

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#3 posted 09-08-2009 10:33 PM

Beautiful work! The shine you got on it is excellent….Very nicely set up….did you use software to make the design or do it by hand? I’ve been playing with lamination pro, woodturner pro and 3d design pro to see if I can model my projects better…It would be nice to see the outcomes prior to waiting for trial and error.

Also, welcome to the LJ’s! As another fairly new recruit I am continually amazed at the level of beautiful work that is displayed here….and the forums, blogs and projects are the greatest resource I have found for helping me to develop my skills…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#4 posted 09-08-2009 11:41 PM

Those are gorgeous. Well done & welcome.

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 01:33 AM

Sweet! Love the sunbursts(?)! Your free time was well spent ;)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 03:24 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. That is a beautiful turning!!!!!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#7 posted 09-09-2009 05:37 AM

All I can say is WOW! Fantastic job on this. Just finished my first segment/staved bowl. (only 33 pieces). Hope to someday be able to complete a piece as beatifull as this. The design and execution is just outstanding!

Welcome to LJ’s. Hope to see many more of your beatifull projects.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 09-09-2009 05:49 AM

great bowl. I’m not sure how you did the rays, but amazing!

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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#9 posted 09-09-2009 07:19 AM

Outstanding job! Amazing wood selection and design work.

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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#10 posted 09-09-2009 09:07 AM

429 PIECES?!!

I would not have the patience for that lol

Maybe oneday….

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#11 posted 09-09-2009 11:19 AM

Nice work

-- Vince

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#12 posted 09-09-2009 11:31 AM

Beautiful piece and a really excellent finish. I also think your photos look just fine.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 09-09-2009 01:02 PM

Thanks all, for the compliments. Reggie, I have played with a couple of programs for design but have not really used one yet. I did make a spreadsheet that does some calculations for me, such as the width of each segment to make a certain diameter ring.

-- Bill, WV

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#14 posted 09-11-2009 01:02 AM

Very nice segemented turning. A beautiful job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 09-11-2009 01:05 AM

Wow oooo wow great turning most beautiful

-- Custom furniture

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