Segmented pine lidded box

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Project by blue77 posted 02-10-2016 08:42 AM 1068 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second “test” that I have done with segmenting. From here on in I’ll be using nicer woods (not that pine isn’t nice, it’s just is not my favorite thing to turn). The lid is pine and a little bit of mahogany, the body is pine with a dowel in the middle. I don’t know if am 100% sold on fully segmented projects, but I do think that having a solid wood project with a segmented element would be up my alley (oak bowl with a segmented lip on it or something like that). I’m also going to start putting some thinly cut pieces of wood (wood veneer) between the segment’s I’m hoping that will help hide the ugly glue lines that I’m getting.

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#1 posted 02-10-2016 11:49 AM

If this is the test, I’m looking forward to see the real project.

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#2 posted 02-10-2016 01:50 PM

This picture made me think of a candle. Nicely done blue !

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#3 posted 02-10-2016 02:28 PM

Really cool blue. I agree with Joe, reminds me of a candle. Soft woods like pine and lighter color woods have a tendency to show more lines. You are on the right track. Keep turning.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-10-2016 04:27 PM

nice buddy,let’s see a big one segmented bowl
cheers ,Bambi

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#5 posted 02-10-2016 09:14 PM

hii blue nicely don like the shape of the box not sure about the lid
do you glue up the rings in one go or two halves
if you do them in two halves with a piece of 1/8 timber wedged
between the two halves it will help to tighten the glue joints
then sand the two halves on a discs sander or on a piece of sandpaper
glued to a piece of waste timber then glue the two halves together
this works for me have fun


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#6 posted 02-10-2016 10:18 PM

I, also saw a flame, Blue. Whether intentional or not, it works. Glue soaks into Pine, so glue lines are all but impossible to avoid with it. The best you can do to minimize glue lines in Pine, and, in point of fact, any wood, is to remember that, with yellow glue (Titebond), less is more. The surfaces merely need to be “greasy” with the adhesive, when mated. I know nothing about white glues, or hide glues, but, that’s the case with the yellow glues. The yellow glues ostensibly dry clear. But, when it soaks into the wood (especially woods that lean towards yellow in the first place), the fibers actually get stained by the glue.
Keep up the efforts with the segmented turnings, Blue. You’re coming along. It’s a thing I don’t do nearly enough of. But, when I have, I’ve been pleased with the outcome, though the process takes a lot out of me.
So many words. I need a nap.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 02-10-2016 11:59 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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#8 posted 02-11-2016 01:20 AM

Really cool Buddy, you are certainly on the right track.
Give “Branch’s” method a go and see what happens. Also like Mark says, the lighter coloured the wood, the more visible the joints are.

Good luck.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 02-11-2016 04:00 AM

Really nice, Blue! Keep ‘em coming!

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#10 posted 02-11-2016 04:58 AM

Top 3 and only out of pine as you say. Wow just wait till you get some color full hard woods. No matter the wood good work is always appreciated. Nicely done. Do you have a buffing wheel as part of the finishing process. Let me know if you need more info on what I do.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 02-11-2016 07:11 AM

Thank you all for the comments and advise!
ZAGREB: You got it Bambi I’ll start planning one out tonight.
Branch: I was gluing the rings together in one piece and use a band clamp for presser. I will give the 2 halves a try maybe it will work better for me. I was not crazy about the shape of the lid ether but it fit so nicely that I did not want to throw it out.
Bushmaster: Hi Brian no buffing wheel as of yet. I sand all most everything to 400 grit and I like to use a linseed oil / shellac / mineral spirits blend as a friction finish, that’s it. I’m always interested in trying out something new I’d love to hear more.
I wasn’t going to post this because it is pretty much the same as the last one I did but I’m glad that I did. Your comments, advises and suggestions are extremely encouraging. Thank you all for sharing.

-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!

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