From Packing Case to Segmented Vase and Bowl

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Project by Bob Collins posted 1290 days ago 1329 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. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#1 posted 1290 days ago

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

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 1290 days ago

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 1290 days ago

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 1290 days ago

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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Roman Hrytsak

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#5 posted 1290 days ago

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

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#6 posted 1290 days ago

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 1290 days ago

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 1290 days ago

WOW Bob that looks great!

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#9 posted 1290 days ago

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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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 1289 days ago

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. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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David Craig

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#11 posted 1289 days ago

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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