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Segmented ring bowls

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Project by Bluepine38 posted 06-08-2011 11:41 PM 1496 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two more of my segmented ring bowls made by parting rings from an 1-1/4” thick board made
by gluing alternating strips of mahogany and maple. This is about as thick as you can part without burning
and or warping the rings unless you slow the lathe down to about 25 to 50 rpm. After parting the rings,
I rotate every other ring 90 degrees and the glue them up, I added a base to the first one just to see
how it would look using layers of maple and cherry. They are finished with one coat of Bullseye sealcoat,
which I finish with three coats of water based Verathane, then wax with Johnsons floor wax. The first
was a gift for my beautiflul wife, who puts up with me, and the second a wedding gift for a grand daughter
in Florida who is presently deployed overseas on a Navy Awacs crew. I trimmed the pictures a second time
after the first edit was way too short, and the second was is still short, but you get the idea.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter





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SASmith

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 12:04 AM

I like it. Glad to see you have been working in the shop. I have been making quite a few of these bowls with a scroll saw. I am curious about the parting. What rpm did you part these at?

Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 01:12 AM

Welcome to the workshop and the world of segmented turning. Good start because it is not easy projects and you have done it in very successful way. I like it very much.

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

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 01:36 AM

All I can say is Wow. Looks very nice.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 04:03 PM

I am guessing about 100 rpm, on the parting speed. I have to use an intermediate shaft stepping the speed down and do not have a tach to check the rpm and am too lazy to measure the pulleys and figure it all out
correctly.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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branch

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 05:34 PM

hi another very nice segmented turning love the shape keep on turning

branch

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#6 posted 06-10-2011 02:08 PM

Amazing work!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#7 posted 07-21-2011 03:33 AM

Incredible. I need to learn how to turn.

-- Eric

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#8 posted 04-18-2012 03:51 PM

Turning is something that has always fascinated me (chess sets & spindles) but I’ve chickened out when it comes to bowls. Work like yours makes me want to take the extra step and try it.

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