candy dish

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Project by darryl posted 12-29-2010 06:29 AM 1822 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my recently completed segmented candy dish. It’s 2-3/4” tall and has a 5” diameter. There are 61 segmenents. I’ve used the “early american” stain from Minwax followed by several coats of wipe-on gloss polyurethane.

all comments welcome.

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 07:01 AM

To be honest I am usually not a fan of segmented turnings. But I like this one :). It looks woven. Great choice of grain direction and size of the segments (IMHO :)).

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#2 posted 12-29-2010 08:39 AM

This looks really good. It definitely has that woven look to it. I like it a-lot, great job!!

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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#3 posted 12-29-2010 11:13 AM

Interesting; segmented turning.

I would have never thought of using a stain on a nice piece like this, but it really does make the grain pop….. and I believe adds that woven look. ..Very nice….

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 12-29-2010 11:57 AM

It is very nice classical segmented bowl and the woven look gives it a unique result. Did you plan for it?
I dont see the woven look in photo 2. Thanks for sharing the idea.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#5 posted 12-29-2010 04:55 PM

I very much like the woven appearance….Great job

-- Ray,Iowa

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#6 posted 12-29-2010 06:13 PM

This is beautiful Darryl and very unusual, in fact unique as far as I can see. I’m glad you are turning your formidable skills to some larger pieces. this one rocks!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-29-2010 11:33 PM

nice assembly of the 61 pieces, I to would have been tempted to simply seal & polish to retain the lightness,
having said that your end result is very nice & the stain does highlight sections of the dish.
having alternatives is one of the beauties of playing with wood. :)

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

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#8 posted 12-30-2010 12:23 AM

Well done Darryl. I really like the tone the dye gives the piece, it sure enhances the woven look.

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#9 posted 12-30-2010 02:05 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#10 posted 12-30-2010 03:12 AM

Wow, Darryl!! That finish really makes the grain pop!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 12-30-2010 07:26 PM

Thank you for the kind comments.
I wish I could take some credit on the woven look… but that just sorta happened! This, and a couple other segmented dishes I’m working on, was put together to help teach myself how segmented turnings will look based on segment size and finishing, so I’d say it’s done it’s job!

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#12 posted 01-02-2011 04:31 AM

that is a great looking piece

-- Joe, Ga

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#13 posted 01-06-2011 02:34 AM

Darryl, I love the grain pattern of the bowl. I’m really into segmented bowls right now – just finishing 12 and starting on no. 13. Something about marrying up different type of wood in patterns just interests me. Going to try doing some specially rings next.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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