1st Segmented Bowl

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Project by rockmolsen posted 01-10-2016 03:30 PM 1070 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting try one of these for sometime. I made all the cuts on my compound miter saw. Some individual sanding was required to tweek it because after the “test” 6 pieces were banded together I did have some gaps. That’s the pine ring you see in picture 4. Next one I’m going to use my Kreg Precision Miter gauge on the table saw. I also glued the rings in half’s first then sanded for a final fit on my disk sander, I ran the final glued rings through a drum sander before the final glue up. I let all the glue ups set overnight. The vacuum chuck was used to finish the bottom. Sanded to 600 and finished with EEE and OB shine juice, Its 7” x 2.25”. Quite happy with the way it turned out, usually I find fault in all my projects.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 03:35 PM

Wow that’s a way cool bowl Rick,hard to believe it’s your first. Great Job.

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 04:05 PM

That is awesome. Great bowl for a first. Nice pattern.

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 04:42 PM

Beautiful grain combos and nice glue joints make for a fantastic

bowl. Good job!

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 07:31 PM

Great job for a first up Rick, the timbers work very well together

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#5 posted 01-10-2016 07:44 PM

Great first try and I would be calling it great for the 50th also.
Just plainly one great turning.

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#6 posted 01-10-2016 10:26 PM

Well done. I like how it has turned out.

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#7 posted 01-10-2016 11:58 PM

I really like this. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 01-11-2016 06:25 AM

I’m with htl. That would be great for a 50th bowl!

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#9 posted 01-11-2016 02:03 PM

very nice turning check out for your miter pieces, again very nice good day

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#10 posted 01-11-2016 04:21 PM

Thanks all for the comments and tips !

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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