Open segmented woodturning

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Each of theese 3 vases contains 319 pieces and they measure 68, 99 and 130 mm in hight.
The hight of the segments is: The smallest vase is 3 mm, the medium 4 mm and the tallest 5 mm.
The wall thicknes is 5 mm.

The pattern is made of: the smallest Afr. Padauk, the mdium Purpleheart, and the tallest Jatoba.
They are all 3 sanded to 400 grit and treated with Danish Oil.

The smallest vase was my first try to open segmentes woodturning. I bought the book Segmented Woodturning by William Smith, wwwsmithart.usa . This vase was one of the projects featured in the book.

Thank you for looking and comments

-- The Woodpecker´s Workshop at

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#1 posted 07-02-2010 06:23 PM

WOW now thats tiny, great job..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 07-02-2010 06:28 PM

I always like to see your work. This is very nice!

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#3 posted 07-02-2010 06:39 PM

Very Cool.
What do you use for glue?

I will try to get the book you mentioned.
What would you recomend for a beginner bowl turner with some experience.
I really like DVD’s more than just books you get to see the turning live.

I made some wood bowls in wood shop class in High School that were cut out of one piece of lumber on a 45 degree (cant rember exactly) and then glued back together to make a larger bowl with tapered sides.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#4 posted 07-02-2010 07:52 PM

Wonderful work Øistein. Real show pieces.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-02-2010 08:38 PM

Oistein, your work is interesting and excellent.

Thanks for sharing.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#6 posted 07-02-2010 09:53 PM

Swede I use TiteBond Woodglue I or II because the glue do not attract water and the glue joint will not swell.
If you will learn open segmenting the Wlliam Smith´s way you have to bay the book, he has not make any DVD yet. The book is published by Schiffer Books and the ISBN is 0-7643-1601-x.

Cher and Stefang, thank you fort your kind words.
At the time when I make this vases I had my income as chef onboard a supplyvessel in the North Sea, where we worked in a turnus at 4 weeks on and 4 weeks off. So, I had to fill my offtime with any positive hobby, and I have allways joining challanges. Each of the vases took about 7 to 10 days to make.

-- The Woodpecker´s Workshop at

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