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My first segmented bowl

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Project by Joedcatman posted 1317 days ago 1056 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a segmented bowl. I learned a lot of things while doing this. First I need to be way more careful at getting my wood flat – level and clamped tight. Then I need to do a way better job of sharpening my bowl gauge.

I finished it with my own mix of beeswax and mineral oil – which make for a nice natural finish that OK to use for food and it never goes rancid.

Oh by the way – the last pic is my new wood lathe. I still have my old craftsman and will still use it but now I have two.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.





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Chip

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#1 posted 1317 days ago

That’s a really nice segmented bowl Joe, especially for your first attempt! What are the woods?

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Joedcatman

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#2 posted 1317 days ago

Sorry I forgot to mention the top ring is walnut and maple – the next two are cherry and the bottom is maple. I’ll get better someday – I hope. Thanks for the kind words.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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lanwater

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#3 posted 1317 days ago

I have wanted to make a segmented bowl but never tried.
If my first one turns out half as nice as yours I will be really happy.

Great job!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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peteg

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#4 posted 1317 days ago

Hey Joe, nice job, just remember rule # 1 with the gouge (or any lathe tool) rub the bevel & that will help you a lot, even with a slightly wrong angle grind to your tool you will get a good result,

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Eagle1

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#5 posted 1317 days ago

Nice bowl for your first one. Every lumberjock will tell you that they learn something everytime they build something. Wether it’s a little or a lot. Your next one will even be better than this one, since you learned something.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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branch

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#6 posted 1316 days ago

hi good start it looks great for the first one. its always a bad day when we don’t learn something new .
keep them coming
branch

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taidsturning

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#7 posted 1316 days ago

Great Start – Keep it up

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

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sedcokid

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#8 posted 1316 days ago

Joe, I like your bowl! Nice bowl for the first time, great shape!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 1316 days ago

Nice bowl Joe, I know the feeling of completing the first one. Look forward to seeing more.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Joedcatman

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#10 posted 1316 days ago

Thanks again for the encouragement. My goal is to be 1/10th as good as Bob-2. If I live long enough and really work at it there is a chance…...

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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Tony

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#11 posted 1315 days ago

very nice bowl joe. my first segmented bowl was a challenge, if you want some ideas i have some on my page, i got some ideas from my grandfather to use all different of spieces of wood they look really neat.

-- The Olson workshop

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