Scrappy Little Plate

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Project by Mary Anne posted 02-21-2010 05:29 PM 1541 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 02-21-2010 05:32 PM

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 02-21-2010 05:41 PM

Unique design and very nice projects : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 05:44 PM

Nice design.

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 05:49 PM

I agree, the pattern design came out nice.

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#5 posted 02-21-2010 07:46 PM

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


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#6 posted 02-22-2010 01:01 AM

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

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 03:52 AM

Very smooth Mary Anne, Very good turn.

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

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#8 posted 02-22-2010 04:13 AM

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 02-22-2010 02:15 PM

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.

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