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Segmented bowl for charity auction

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Project by kweinert posted 04-24-2017 09:03 PM 801 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple and walnut about 7” high and 8 1/2” in diameter. 156 segments (+ solid bottom.)

It was finished with Yorkshire Grit and Hampshire Sheen. It is now off of the chuck with the bottom finished and ready to deliver for the auction.

This is the 2nd one I’ve done like this and some processes were better this time than the first but I forgot one important step that would have made it a better project.

In the first one I worked on both the top and bottom at the same time so that essentially I hollowed out two bowls which I then glued together, cleaned up the seam, and then shaped the outside. I forgot that step in this one so cleaning up the inside was bit more challenging.

What I did do better this time was to build the thinner rings thicker and then resaw them down to size. I started with thin stock the first time and found that I had real difficulties trying to glue up 1/8” thick rings and ended up gluing the 1/8” to the 5/8” adjacent ring. This, of course, led to it not looking correct (to me) because adjacent ring segments lined up. On this one, aside from the double top maple rings, all of the maple layers have joints in common as do all of the walnut ones. I think it looks much better that way.

Next time I’ll go back to creating the top and bottom separately. I’ll also work on a better resaw method. I now have a bandsaw that can handle the width of the ring but I wasn’t entirely comfortable with what I came up with to slice them thinner. This meant I ended up with a bit more waste than I had planned on although I’m sure I can find a use for the ring remainders once I clean them up.

This is getting delivered tonight or tomorrow and auctioned off on Friday.

-- Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. But properly learned, the lesson forever changes the person.





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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 04-24-2017 10:15 PM

Beautiful!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 10:22 PM

WOW…............I love it. It is so attractive!! May I copy the design without segments?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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kweinert

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 10:38 PM



WOW…............I love it. It is so attractive!! May I copy the design without segments?

Sure. Basically just think of it as 9 rings of equal thickness. In my case that’s 3/4”. The bottom 2 and the top 2 are full thickness. So starting from the bottom there are 2 rings of 3/4” thickness. The next layer is 1/8” of the opposing color and 5/8” of the base color. Each layer above that adds 1/8” to one side and removes 1/8” from the other side.

Does that make sense?

-- Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. But properly learned, the lesson forever changes the person.

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NormG

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#4 posted 04-24-2017 11:04 PM

Very nice piece, it will be well displayed

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 04-25-2017 12:25 AM

Stunning work. It will be well received by someone soon.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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pmayer

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#6 posted 04-25-2017 12:44 AM

Nice work!

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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majuvla

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#7 posted 04-25-2017 04:57 AM

Very beautiful form and those dark lines look very classy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Oldwest

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#8 posted 04-25-2017 05:01 AM

Very nice design.
I have not seen anybody do it in a bowl before.

I might have to copy that design.

-- Anyone who isn’t totally confused just doesn’t understand the situation.

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 04-25-2017 11:04 AM

Turner out Beautifully, Congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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kweinert

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#10 posted 04-25-2017 11:54 AM



Very nice design.
I have not seen anybody do it in a bowl before.

I might have to copy that design.

- Oldwest

I hadn’t either. I just wondered one day how it would look and thought I’d give it a shot. It’d be nice knowing that an idea I had served as someone’s inspiration. Makes me feel like I might be giving back to the community I’ve learned so much from.

-- Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. But properly learned, the lesson forever changes the person.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 04-25-2017 12:54 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful bowl and so nicely done. It displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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MikeUT

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#12 posted 04-25-2017 03:07 PM

It looks great! Let us know how it does in the auction, I’m always curious about how much turned vessels sell for.

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ravensrock

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#13 posted 04-25-2017 04:41 PM

Segmented bowls are fascinating to me. Really want to get around to trying one of these someday. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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