segmented turning

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Project by Billinmich posted 07-09-2010 09:52 PM 2053 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

another try at segmented turning that went bad.Decided to come off the lathe before I was ready.Glue let go on the waste block when I was parting off ,still had 1 1/2”of wood left but glue didn’t hold.I was just trying to take off another 1/8” when glue failed.Vase would have been 10” tall,9” at the top and 4” at the bottom.made of cherry with a few pieces of maple.I guess I”ll go try another

-- Bill in Mich

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#1 posted 07-09-2010 10:31 PM

nice design, would have turned out beautiful!

I’ve had a lot of trouble with my latest project. nice to see I’m not the only one in the boat. welcome onboard ;)

-- -- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 12:55 AM

Oh well, that’s what I say. I made some firewood this week myself.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 01:21 AM

hi things like that are sent to try ones peahens had a lot off things like that happen to me i think you can salvage the vase just put it back on the lath use the parting chisel to cut of the broken part and start again i have done it lodes of times sorry just a suggestion not trying to tell you what to do


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Heidi Neely

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#4 posted 07-10-2010 01:53 AM

Ohhhh…what a shame! : (
I agree with branch.....salvage it!! Put it back on the lathe and just take it down a few sections at the top, with a nice round over. It’ll still be nice…maybe not as you intended it, but still beautiful and usefull : )
Heck…if you don’t want it…send it to ME! ;~) (hehe…just kidding!)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#5 posted 07-10-2010 02:04 AM

thanks for the encouragement,I was thinking of putting it back on the lathe,but it is going to take some work ,the bottom is no longer flat and chuck is to small.If I”m able to fix it I’ll post it again

-- Bill in Mich

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#6 posted 07-10-2010 03:08 AM

Oh no, sorry it didn’t work out.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 07-10-2010 04:23 AM

Maybe you can trim the top off without the lathe. It looks like the segment details are really nice. Some hand work with a file and heavy sand paper just might bring this back from the brink.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 07-10-2010 01:57 PM

I agree with the others. With all the work of segmenting it, it looks like you can salvage it to still make a nice piece. No one has to know that it wasn’t exactly what you planned! ;)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 07-13-2010 01:11 PM

Looks a lovely piece to finish by hand. Give it a bit of love and it will look better than you expected.
You find the best things come unexpectedly.
Best of luck finishing this project

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Tim Scoville

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#10 posted 02-02-2011 02:06 AM

Happened to me on my first segmented bowl. Caught the tool finishing the edge and it broke off spectacularly at the base. I have the pieces and will salvage once I get around to it.

I think you should as well, if you haven’t by now. These turnings are fun. Enjoy.

-- Tim S, WA

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#11 posted 02-02-2011 03:38 AM

An opportunity for a shorter vase. Just Do It.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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