Segmented Bowl for Wedding Present

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Project by Coloneldon posted 1571 days ago 2143 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I would make a quick open segmented bowl for a wedding present. It took me about 10 days to make this and about 2 weeks to get the finish right. Normally, I would spray a lacquer finish on but I really like the look and feel of a hand rubbed Tung Oil. So I used the Tung Oil. What a chore, the oil got down into the openings and it was a lot of hard work to clean up and smooth; however, I do like the final look. The bowl is large, I hope it will be used as a center piece on formal dining table; maybe some fruit inside. It is 7 1/2 inches tall and 18” across at the top, 4” at the base. Made form Black Walnut and Hard Maple.

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#1 posted 1571 days ago

that is quite impressive!
nice work, i like it.

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#2 posted 1571 days ago

Nice bowl why do you consider 10 days to be quick?Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 1571 days ago

Very nice, impressive job!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#4 posted 1571 days ago

Really cool bowl. Some day I hope to develop the patience to try one of these. The newlyweds should enjoy this for years to come

-- Tim - He who knows best knows how little he knows.

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#5 posted 1571 days ago

Dude seriously sweet bowl. I do segmenting myself and that is impressive. Keep up the good work.

-- The wife asks me all the time "what ya makin" SAWDUST duh ,

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#6 posted 1571 days ago

its beautiful well done

-- Joe, Ga

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#7 posted 1571 days ago

Fantasticly impressive!

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#8 posted 1570 days ago

How did You know I was getting Married !! I will tell My Fiancee to keep a look out in the mail for it and once again thanks !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#9 posted 1570 days ago

Cool bowl wonderful

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1570 days ago

Well done! I like the shape – rather unique – combines with the pattern of wood in an interesting manner.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 1570 days ago

This is a nice piece. Do you turn something like this at low speeds?

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#12 posted 1570 days ago

The design/color and the finish sure make this open segmented bowl a winner. The hand rubbed was worth it in my eyes.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#13 posted 1570 days ago

Awesome job on your turning, i think your choice of woods compliment each other very nicely. I also like the Tung-oil finish.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#14 posted 1570 days ago

I love the look of this piece and would be glad to display it on my DR table. Do you have a picture of what it looked like after the glue up but before you started turning? Is the piece tippy at all being only 4” in the center, not trying to be negative just interested in an honest answer? Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#15 posted 1569 days ago

Georgeous piece. I can’t imagine anyone hiding this one away.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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