From Packing Case to Segmented Vase and Bowl

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Project by Bob Collins posted 02-06-2011 06:09 AM 1838 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting a bit more confident with this segmenting game but still using wood reclaimed from packing crates. Don’t know what the light brown wood is but would like a shed full of it. Osage Orange is the only wood not recycled. This project originally was going to be 2 deep bowls when I was experimenting with compound miter angles. Then I looked at Branch’s blog and decided to try a pattern and on it went. Pic 4 shows the two halves before I turned the inside and then glues together. I still have a lot to learn about segmenting but am having a hell of a lot of fun. Pic 5 and 6 is also wood from crates .

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 02-06-2011 06:32 AM

OMG talk about a show off ! :-)
These are great and you are getting better with each one.

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 07:02 AM

Wow! To me that is the prettiest one yet. Love the colors and the shape!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 11:34 AM

They are great projects, Bob. I like the central part of the vase.
That’s all about segmented turning, having fun, excitement and new ideas all the time.
Waiting for the next.

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

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 02:11 PM

I like your feature ring. and the shape of the piece. As I am also finding out; this segmented stuff is not easy, but a heck of a lot of fun. Keep up the great work.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 03:49 PM

The sun did not waste it’s energy on that wood. You made it beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 04:47 PM

darn bob is there anything you will not try? looking darn good. i remember the first turnings you did. they were not bad. but compared to these? wow.

-- pat,ohio...

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 05:08 PM

hi bob great vase you are getting very good at this segment turning you did a great job with the feather ring i love it .
your bowl is very nice love the patren in it
what is the height and width of them .
just one suggestion if you stagger the joints it will help to strengthen the piece and look better that just my 2 cents worth


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#8 posted 02-06-2011 06:14 PM

WOW Bob that looks great!

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#9 posted 02-06-2011 10:07 PM

You truly have made a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 02-07-2011 07:49 AM

Thanks for the comments, segmenting sure puts the fun into turning. so many things to learn and try.
Hey Branch, the vase is just on 10” and a tad over 6” at the widest. The center ring is just on 1 1/2” high and was one of those things that just happened, nothing planned. Thanks for the hint on staggering,
every 2 cents of knowledge passed on soon adds up.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#11 posted 02-07-2011 03:25 PM

Wonderful work Bob. The projects look fun and I think I will add this to my to-do list for this year. Great design. I look forward to your future projects and “lessons” :)


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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