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Project by Ilija posted 11-04-2010 12:02 PM 1089 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first segmented bowl, two wood types: White Maple, and Eucalyptus. The Eucalyptus lumber was very bad, had wormholes and cracks, I barely made it water tight.

-- Ilija Trajkoski





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 11-04-2010 12:18 PM

Vey nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 01:48 PM

I like the color contrast. I’ve heard of dark woods that will “bleed” into lighter woods but have never seen it, it’s actually kind of a cool effect.
what are the dimensions?

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Ilija

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 02:24 PM

The dimensions are: Diameter: 20cm, Height: 12cm.
I was kind of trying to avoid that effect of “bleeding” but since the white maple is a bit softer than the Eucalyptus, it creates a kind of drag on the scraper knives when turning, and this is the result. Lesson I learned, even though the contrast is great and desirable, these two types of wood do not match nice for turning.

-- Ilija Trajkoski

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#4 posted 11-04-2010 04:06 PM

Wow very cool, love the wood contrast.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 11-04-2010 05:18 PM

Very nice segmented bowl. Worm holes give it character. Most bowls hold hard objects so you don’t worry about leaks in a wood bowl.
it is a stunning design the way you laid out the segments too.
Thanks for sharing

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

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#6 posted 11-05-2010 12:19 AM

Another beauty.

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branch

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#7 posted 11-05-2010 01:46 AM

hi nice segment bowl like the shape and the layout of the rings great job
branch

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#8 posted 11-05-2010 07:36 PM

beautiful, I’m about to try my first segmented bowl and I have a question. What kind of finish did you use? what did you use to give it that shine?? ty!

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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Ilija

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#9 posted 11-06-2010 12:14 AM

I use at least three layers of base coat (transparent – no gloss). Then after fine sanding (800-1000 grid sandpaper) each coat, I spray one or two thick coats of glossy lacquer. I do all of this while the peace is on the lathe, so it’s easy to fine sand and polish it. That is it, more coats more shine and smoothness.

-- Ilija Trajkoski

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#10 posted 11-17-2010 01:01 AM

Your bowls are very beautiful.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 12-14-2010 03:33 PM

Very nice bowl! the worm holes give it the character of Mother Nature and enhances your project. I like the shape of the segments after turning. It give the appearance that you sliced them on an angle. I have to make a segmented bowl someday. I reaslly like the looks of yours!!

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

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