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My first segmented vase

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Project by monkeyman83 posted 08-24-2016 07:12 PM 391 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this is the first segmented vase that I have ever made. I recently posted pictures of the wedgie sled that I made. Here is the product of that sled. Each layer is twelve segments. The base is solid cherry. The segments are cherry and maple. There are a total of 97 pieces in this project. It was a lot of fun to do and I learned some valuable lessons. I am looking forward to the next project. I just need to decide what kind of wood I am going to use and what pattern I am going to make. Hope you all like it.

-- It may not be pretty...but it's functional.





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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 10:04 PM

That is really neat! It almost has a kind of “pixilated” look to it.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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socrbent

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#2 posted 08-25-2016 12:15 AM

Well done for your first segmented bowl. Segments look like they fit nicely. Did you use software for design or figure this yourself? What finish did you choose?

-- socrbent Ohio

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majuvla

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#3 posted 08-25-2016 11:15 AM

I wish I could say I can do better – excellent job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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monkeyman83

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#4 posted 08-25-2016 12:25 PM

I didn’t use any software to design this. The shape just kind of happened. I’m too cheap to buy the software so I am just trying to figure out how to make the shapes I want based on experience. The current finish on it is an equal parts mix of butcher block conditioner, mineral spirits, and shellac. I am thinking about using a wipe on poly as I love the high gloss shine of a finished piece. However, I would love to hear any suggestions anyone may have.

-- It may not be pretty...but it's functional.

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#5 posted 08-25-2016 01:44 PM

beautiful job,now you are hooked

-- bambi

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alholstein

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#6 posted 08-25-2016 04:41 PM

Here is a link for calculating the sizes of segments that are needed to give the desired diameter.
http://www.quest42.co.uk/woodwork/Segment/Seg-Calc.htm
You may have to paste it in your browser to make it link.
Al

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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JPJ

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#7 posted 08-27-2016 01:56 AM

Nice job!

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