Segmented bowl

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Project by john925 posted 01-06-2011 01:49 AM 1424 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two of my most recent segmented projects – as most wood workers feel – you can always find some fault with your work – but generally I’m happy with how these turned out. I’m still not completly satisfied with the tear out on the end grain on some of the turning – but as I continue to work on my segmented bowls I am finding new ways to improve the process. I think one of my biggest challenges is to get the segmented assembly centered so it doesn’t vibrate my lathe too much. Always fun to turn! I used a combination of woods on these two projects. Apricot, Walnut, Maple and Manzanita.

PS. at a request – I added a second picture of the Box with lid moved so you can see the insides.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 02:14 AM

hi like them nice bit of segment turning love the design of the them
what is diameter of them a picture of the in side of them would be nice
just my opinion keep up the good work


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#2 posted 01-06-2011 02:27 AM

Thanks – I added a new picture of the left bowl with an inside look. That bowl was about 10 inches. The small covered box was roughly 7 inches round. The laminations between segments on the box was from scrap wood left over from other turnings that I glued up into a lamination and then cut into strips. The design is inspired by Max Sisk’s work on YouTube.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#3 posted 11-22-2017 02:54 PM

Enjoyed looking at all your projects this morning, they are all true masterpieces, the last one posted is a year and a half ago. Would love to see more.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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