Segmented vase

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Project by DonDA posted 04-09-2016 09:50 PM 956 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a segmented vase. It was lots of fun. Top ring is walnut, then cherry and white oak. Feature ring has tiger maple, walnut and poplar. I think the contrast will get better as the cherry darkens up.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-09-2016 11:30 PM

Great job on the vase, Don!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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

Looks great for your first segmented turning. Nice feature ring.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 04-10-2016 03:33 AM

That is excellent for a First.
Love the feature ring.


-- 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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#4 posted 04-10-2016 09:06 AM

Nice different woods and pattern is pretty interesting. Outstanding work for first time.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 04-10-2016 09:17 AM

Hello DonDA

For a first attempt : I say you : congratulations !!!

The design is really nice

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 04-10-2016 02:48 PM

1st one huh, not fair lol, great job. I’ve just got into turning and haven’t done a bowl or segment turning yet. Been learning on pens and wine stoppers. What kind of jig you use to cut segments? If bought the easy jig wedges and need to make the sled for it. Little overwhelming on the first one so far.

Again great work. Congrats.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 04-10-2016 03:18 PM

I would say you did a pretty good job of it.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 04-10-2016 06:20 PM

This is a beautiful piece and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 04-10-2016 10:27 PM

Ken90712 – For cutting the segments, I made one dedicated jig to cut 12 segment rings, since all the rings have 12 segments. I made one test ring, which indicated a very minor adjustment to the angle. After that, the segments were cut with just minor sanding.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#10 posted 04-12-2016 07:53 AM

Sweet thx for the info. I’m looking fwd to try and learning this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 04-13-2016 05:02 PM

I hope my first attempt will be even close to yours, very nice!

-- -- Tyson

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#12 posted 04-15-2016 04:46 PM

Do you wish now that you would not have put dividers between the Chevron. Just curious

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#13 posted 04-21-2016 07:03 PM

lizardhead – yes, it would have been better without the dividers. However, as a learning experience I found I did not cut exact enough and the chevrons did not line up exactly. So the dividers were added. I must improve the next time.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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