|Project by Sam Shakouri||posted 05-01-2010 07:00 PM||3777 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
Open segmented turning means to leave a gap between segments of the object you intend to turn. It is very complicated prossece which you have to go through if you intend to try it.
The spherical vase is built of 520 pieces of wallnut, purple heart, butoke and orange osage, glued one by one and row by row ( photo 2 ), exactly like building a brick wall. I built it in two halves and turned each half from inside first. Each half was built on a sollid ring of plywood as foundation. those PW rings were cut off before gluing the two halves.
It took so long ( few weeks ) to finish the vase that I decided it was first and last open segmented turning, but as you see in photos 3 to 6, I made another two bowls.
-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....