Segmented Salad Bowl

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Project by taidsturning posted 01-15-2011 05:27 PM 1174 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is very similar to the last one I posted. The snowmen were made by my wife a few years back and I thought they made an interesting addition to the photographs. The bowl is 9.5” in diameter, about 5” tall and is made using Goncalo alves, Purpleheart, Canarywood, Padauk, Mahogony and Maple. As always the finish is Tung Oil.

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

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 06:00 PM

This a beautiful piece. You do very nice work. Do you laminate the segments together yourself? New to turning myself and it is very addictive and fun to work on.

Again great work.

-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 06:26 PM

That’s a super nice piece !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 06:38 PM

nice looking bowl Bill the colors look great together.

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 07:53 PM


Each segment is compound mitered to fit into and form a ring of the bowl. I do all my own cutting – wood comes into the shop as 13/16” boards. Each segment of a ring is typically cut to the same shape. I glue them together into half circles and then put the two halves together after dressing up the end surfaces to give a good glue line and so the two halves form a good circle. I face the bottom and top surfaces on the lathe to give good gluing surfaces before the rings are glued together.

I hope that helps visualize the process.

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

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#5 posted 01-16-2011 02:26 AM

beautiful bowl
the colors contrast nicely

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#6 posted 01-16-2011 02:30 AM

wow, that is a very nice bowl

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#7 posted 01-16-2011 02:45 AM

Again, Your bowls are outstanding!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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