|Project by toyguy||posted 11-17-2010 10:41 PM||2486 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
It’s been almost two years since I purchased my lathe. At that time, my fascination with the lathe was driven by some of the segmented turnings I had seen here and other web pages. Funny, but it has taken me these two years to give segmentation a try.
This is my first attempt at a segmented turning. I think the outcome could have been better, but it has been a real learning experience for me, and wow; what a lot of fun. There is a couple of flaws in this build. The one that bugs me the most is a joint between ring three and four. I guess I didn’t get that ring as flat as I had thought. Also, the first walnut ring is a little miss-aligned. There is also a small amount of chip out on the inside where I had a little catch….. Live and learn I guess, but for the most part, I would have to say this has been a successful venture.
I first saw a technique for this type of feature ring in wood-turning design. I thought the finished vessel looked great, but I was not impressed with this article author’s way of going about making it. Then just a few weeks latter I saw a post at one of the wood working forums (forget which one) by a guy named Dennis Edwards. He also had seen this design and went about building it in a different direction. As luck would have it, there was a link to his web site that had a video there showing his technique.. Here is that address: but be warned, this is a larger file and might take a bit of time to download on a slow speed conection…
After watching this and playing around with some paper I decided that the time has come for me to move in a new direction once again. This has been a lot of fun, and certainly won’t be my last segmented project.
This bowl is made of maple and the feature ring is walnut and sycamore. Bowl is 11” in diameter and about 5” tall. Finish is shellac.
All comments and critiques welcome.
-- Brian, Ontario Canada,