Walnut and Maple segmented bowl

  • Advertise with us
Project by HokieRanger posted 01-28-2017 04:47 AM 599 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a segmented bowl. It’s not quite the shape I wanted but overall I think it’s okay. I learned a lot of lessons on this one that will hopefully make successive attempts more along the lines of what I wanted with this one.

This is also the first project I’ve completed with a shop-made jig. I built a wedgie sled for cutting the segments and it worked great. I had one close call with a ring blowing up on me while flattening it, but that was my fault.

I sanded to 1000 grit with mineral oil and paste wax then buffed several more coats of paste wax. Looking forward to my next one!

-- Adam, Virginia

6 comments so far

View socrbent's profile


595 posts in 2200 days

#1 posted 01-28-2017 02:45 PM

Looking good! Welcome to segmented turning. No end grain to worry about.

-- socrbent Ohio

View HokieRanger's profile


11 posts in 443 days

#2 posted 01-28-2017 02:50 PM

Thanks! I definitely didn’t miss sanding end grain.

-- Adam, Virginia

View Julian's profile


1278 posts in 2621 days

#3 posted 01-28-2017 07:54 PM

Nicely done.

-- Julian

View helluvawreck's profile


30470 posts in 2797 days

#4 posted 01-28-2017 09:32 PM

This is a nice looking bowl. I like the pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View AJ1104's profile


446 posts in 1590 days

#5 posted 01-28-2017 09:58 PM

Great looking bowl. I’ll have have to look up that sled.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

View BenDupre's profile


585 posts in 419 days

#6 posted 01-29-2017 02:04 AM

Great first try. That sled is going to make the next 50 bowls so much easier.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics