Segmented Bowl #4, Cherry and Walnut

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Project by HokieRanger posted 03-31-2017 12:16 PM 771 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry and Walnut segmented bowl made up of 97 total pieces. I finished this one by sanding to 800 grit and several coats of Danish oil. I spent a lot of time getting the shape right and I’m happy with the end result.

-- Adam, Virginia

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#1 posted 03-31-2017 02:16 PM

I just did a cherry cutting board with a Brazilian walnut inlay beautiful contrast between the coloration and grain patterns. Long story short digging the bowl.


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#2 posted 03-31-2017 02:33 PM

very nice

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#3 posted 03-31-2017 05:03 PM

A very nice piece of work. I am intrigued by the shape, which inspires some questions. I hope I am not being too intrusive, but I am interested in understanding more about how other people plan and design their turnings.

First, what influenced your choice of the shape? Did you plan it out using guidelines such as the ratio of height to diameter, etc.? Or did you not do that and solely focus on making a shape that pleased your eye?

Second, what kind of base does it sit on? Is it a flat bottom of is there a footer? Any chance of seeing a picture of the bottom?

-- Ride the bevel!

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#4 posted 03-31-2017 05:08 PM

This is such a beautiful bowl and so nicely done.

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

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#5 posted 03-31-2017 05:10 PM

That looks great. Never tried a segmented bowl, it seems challenging.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#6 posted 03-31-2017 07:28 PM

Rich- I uploaded a picture of the bottom, it’s a solid piece of walnut. As far as the shape, I sketched out the shape I wanted to achieve on graph paper. This allowed me to lay out the size rings I needed to achieve this shape. Then it was basically cut-glue-turn. The width of each ring determines your shape and vise versa, so I guess you could free hand a shape but you’d be limited to the size rings you used. Here are some more photos:

-- Adam, Virginia

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#7 posted 04-01-2017 12:33 AM

Grizzly – thanks!

Helluvawreck – thank you!

Allen – it’s not that difficult really. Once I got my head wrapped around how to size the rings to get my desired shape, it got much easier.

David – thank you!

-- Adam, Virginia

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#8 posted 04-01-2017 01:26 AM

Woods are very complementary, makes a good looking bowl.


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#9 posted 04-01-2017 10:45 AM

Adam – Thanks. You did a great job with this.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#10 posted 04-02-2017 12:03 AM

Beautiful bowl, well executed.

-- Dave K.

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#11 posted 04-02-2017 01:28 AM

Nce bowl HokieRanger.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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