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Segmented Bowl "The First 13"

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Project by taidsturning posted 01-29-2010 11:19 PM 1596 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt to produce a bowl using the State Quarters as part of the feature ring. I was not happy with the way the Quarters ended up in their “holes” as I think the holes became enlarged when I drilled them out. I will do this concept again but use a different technique for housing the coins. The background wood is Walnut separated by Bloodwood The intermedidate level is Chinkapin and the base is Lyptus.

It is a fairly large bowl 6” tall and 10.5” in diameter.

Delawareans are aware of the fact that Delaware was the first to ratify the constitution and therefore was the first state, but I never did before I came here to live 47 years ago. The remaining 12 are arranged in the order that they became states.

Salad and History – a useful combination.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research





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jayjay

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#1 posted 01-29-2010 11:42 PM

That bloodwood as a really vibrant contrast with the walnut. Nicely done.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#2 posted 01-29-2010 11:52 PM

Love those bright clear colors and the history too. Those first 13 colonies started an interesting experiment.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Chris Wright

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#3 posted 01-30-2010 12:25 AM

That’s a really cool idea. Great looking bowl.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 03:47 AM

Ok,
Maybe a stupid question. when did you drill your holes? Before or after turning

-- where is the duct tape.....

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 03:50 AM

Unique and special bowl

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#6 posted 01-30-2010 07:07 AM

Fantastic turning. Great use of the coins for the historic side. Nice to see a glued up ring with an odd number of segments. Not all pieces of the whole have to be even numbers.

Keep up the great work.

Scrappy

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

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taidsturning

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#7 posted 01-30-2010 11:50 PM

I think the timing of the drilling was a major problem. I drilled a pilot hole in each coin square before the glue up but couldn’t get the bowl onto my drill press to do the Forstner bit holes after the bowl was turned rough round, so I did them on the lathe. Will try to drill them first and hope my glue up is close enough to round that they do not come out at radically different depths.

Doing thirteen sides presented it’s own challenges but that seemed to go ok.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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Lupo

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#8 posted 02-24-2010 12:38 AM

Wow! That is such a fantastic Idea. I love your style.

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