Walnut and Maple Segmented Bowl

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Project by scrappy posted 01-07-2011 01:32 AM 1826 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Walnut and Maple Segmented Bowl/Vase.When I first pulled this off the lathe, I showed it to my mother in law. Well…...She did not want to let it go. haha
I had to convince her it needed more finish on it in order to get it back. Needless to say, this is now her bowl. She is 83 and I spoil her a little. (At 83 she deserves to be spoiled).

7 inch Diam X 4 1/2 inch Tall. 112 pieces. Sanded to 400 grit, heated Tung Oil first 2 coats, then 4 more coats of Old Masters Tung Oil/Varnish with 0000 steel wool in between coats. Still have to wax this after finish sets up a little harder.

Please leave all comments and suggestions/criticism. I am always trying to learn and your comments help.

Thank You for looking.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 01-07-2011 01:39 AM

Great job Scrappy. I don’t blame here for not wanting to give it up. Well done.

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#2 posted 01-07-2011 01:39 AM

Scrappy, awesome job, very beautiful. i would love to be able to turn that..

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#3 posted 01-07-2011 02:05 AM

This is beautiful. How long (how many hours) does it take to make a bowl like this?

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#4 posted 01-07-2011 02:26 AM

Great job! Good thing you didn’t put it in my hands. I would not have let you, pull that old, I need it back for more finishing work. I’d have told you I would just finish it myself and thank you for all the previouis work. Really a great looking project! Keep on keeping on.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#5 posted 01-07-2011 02:28 AM

OK Scrappy I’ve met your Mother in Law and I agree. She is a wonderful person and knows quality and beauty BUT I think I should have it. That way I could look at it every day and dream of what I could do if I just could.
Great job

-- DeputyDawg

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#6 posted 01-07-2011 02:48 AM

Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 01-07-2011 03:12 AM

when I see this and think about all the little pieces I throw away it makes me want to hang my head in shame. Great talent, and loads of patience.

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#8 posted 01-07-2011 03:17 AM

That’s a beautiful bowl,Dan!...........I see why see wanted to keep it!!

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

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#9 posted 01-07-2011 03:33 AM

Scrappy, I have never had a go at segmenting, but I sure can appreciate the work, skill & finishing that has gone into this piece. It will stand any scrutiny from any angle. Great selection and match up of timber & design, realy great job

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

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#10 posted 01-07-2011 03:41 AM

great looking segment bowl scrappy .

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#11 posted 01-07-2011 03:54 AM

Thanks for the great comments everyone. I really enjoy turning and to have someone latch onto it before it is even done, well that just amazes me.

FloridaArt, I have about 8 hours into this bowl.

Thanks again.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#12 posted 01-07-2011 03:59 AM

Wonderful bowl. You have advanced so far that all I see of you is a small dust trail. Keep up the great work.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#13 posted 01-07-2011 04:28 AM

this is beautiful, it is hard to believe that a piece this small has over 100 pieces in it. Good Work!!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 01-07-2011 05:20 AM

Scrappy: You are a nice guy. Beautiful turning.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 01-07-2011 09:50 AM

Looks good from here Scrappy! i was just thinnking I hadn’t seen yiou for a while, but I looks like I haven’t been paying attention. You have been posting projects right along. They all look great.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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