Segmented wooden bowls, turned, purple heart, walnut, maple

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Project by mls posted 04-02-2010 06:35 PM 5477 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago I tried my hand at turning segmented wooden bowls. These two bowls were made for my mom and my mother-in-law. They were made from walnut, maple and purple heart. Both moms were very pleased and continue to keep them displayed. There is a lot of tedious work in making these so it was a great novelty project but not one that I’ve repeated in years.

-- Mike, Missouri ---Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson---

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Joe Weaver

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#1 posted 04-02-2010 07:21 PM

Very nice, I have a mini lathe but as yet have not done much.

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 08:09 PM

they look great nice work

-- jim nevada

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 10:01 PM


I really like the second bowl. The pattern is very defined and set off. Good work!

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#4 posted 04-03-2010 12:27 PM

getting those points to meet up is the rea work on these type bowls. Yep it’s work, but the results are terrific

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#5 posted 04-03-2010 03:22 PM

Great work!!! I like your wood selection and design. I really like the feature ring in the second bowl and the star patterns just make the bowl grab you. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 04-05-2010 10:09 PM

I love segmented turning, so I loved your bowls very much, good designs, good selection of wood, good finish, good man and lucky moms. By the way, the second bowl has got my number 1 vote.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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