Scrappy Little Plate

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Project by Mary Anne posted 1647 days ago 1348 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first pics are of a small plate made from oak rescued from the woodpile, plus some walnut and bloodwood scraps that were handy. My purpose in making it was kind of a prelude to moving on to segmented turning. I’ve been fascinated, yet intimidated by segmented turning and easing up on trying something serious with it for months. I’ve made segmented pens, whistles, and other small spindle pieces, but nothing requiring precise measurements or angles. Now that I have a good table saw (Grizzly G0690) and an Incra miter gauge all set up and tuned up, I’m feeling like I might be able to make the proper cuts to give it a go.

Second bowl is nothing fancy, just another piece from the firewood pile that fit into the “too good to burn” category.

Both pieces are finished with BLO… and snow. (Oops, I dropped it.) The sunny weather today is glorious!!

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#1 posted 1647 days ago

Such a great Idea. I might be doing something similar later today. Fantastic good job recycling and thanks for the posting. Looks great

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#2 posted 1647 days ago

Unique design and very nice projects : )

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#3 posted 1647 days ago

Nice design.

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#4 posted 1647 days ago

I agree, the pattern design came out nice.

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#5 posted 1647 days ago

That’s good looking, Mary Anne. I’ve intended to try that, and you inspire me. Thanks!


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#6 posted 1647 days ago

Mary Anne you certainly turn some very nice pieces. Well done.

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#7 posted 1647 days ago

Very smooth Mary Anne, Very good turn.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 1647 days ago

Thanks so much for the nice comments. You are very generous.

Go for it, Barbs! It is so exciting to try something new. And there are so many fun and interesting things to try.

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#9 posted 1646 days ago

Hi Mary Anne..I like your racoon hat. I’m new to the forum, so hello. I do a lot of segmented items (bowls,vases,etc)..It’s aball, and I wish you good luck. The Incra will be invaluable to get the angles spot on. Let us see your new adventure in woodturning soon.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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