Navajo inspired bowl

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This bowl inspired by the Navajo Tribe has 969 pieces of Figured Maple and Walnut. The center ring which may be difficult to see by the picture is of PurpleHeart and Walnut, to mimic the center PurpleHeart cross of each segment. The rings were assembled on the lathe. I originally made a bottom that had a lot of color and inlay, but choose not to use it because it made the piece to weird. I finally decided on a simple alternating Walnut & Maple bottom. This is my 110th piece since starting woodworking just over a year ago. I’ve been asked to set up a booth in vendors row at the District Rally (for Motorcycling) Serving the state of Arizona in Tucson. See ya there!

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#1 posted 04-04-2011 09:17 AM

Good Heavens that’s amazing work you have a lot of patience & even more glue :-))

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#2 posted 04-04-2011 09:31 AM

Wow, 110th in 1 year, no wonder you are getting good at this segmenting , :)))))
Is your bed under the lathe LOL
Nice job

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#3 posted 04-04-2011 09:59 AM

It is very nice and unique. What is the diameter? would you please add some more ohotos.

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

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#4 posted 04-04-2011 12:48 PM

I don’t know how you guys piece together all those pieces… but I’m impressed.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 04-04-2011 01:06 PM

Now THAT is some serious segmented turning. Very nice!

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#6 posted 04-04-2011 02:53 PM

way to go ,keep up the good work

-- jim nevada

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#7 posted 04-04-2011 04:17 PM

WOW..colors are great..neat’s so hard to get it all to line up with that many repetitive designs..You are mighty productive with 110 pices in a year…fun journey isn’t it??

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#8 posted 04-04-2011 11:10 PM

hi fantastic segmented turning you did a great job i love the splash of colour it is really eye catching
969 little pieces a lot of cutting and gluing ////

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#9 posted 04-04-2011 11:25 PM

Totally out of my field, but I love to see beautiful art projects, wood or otherwise.


-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 02-12-2012 07:37 PM

Outstanding. I’d like to see this piece if you still have it. I’m in Az for a few months and will contact you…...Jim

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

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#11 posted 03-29-2012 01:24 AM

DUde… seriously?? I’m not sure what to say… other than I can imagine seeing that on the Antiques Roadshow 100 years for now selling for a TON of money.

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