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Project by Gwfly posted 07-26-2011 05:39 AM 1708 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One more open segmented turning project. !0” x 6” made of Purple heart and Maple. had a little trouble cut the inside.

-- gwfly

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#1 posted 07-26-2011 07:07 AM

Now I could do that on a scroll saw…but a lathe….really nice work. Sure would like to see how you do that.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-26-2011 02:52 PM

When you say open segmented, you do mean open. I have started segmented turning, but keep getting
sidetracked. What rpm do you turn a bowl like this, and how many attempts did it take to get this result?
Thank you for sharing>

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 07-26-2011 10:40 PM

I have had bowls come apart on the lathe before and they were made of a solid segmented construction. I dont know how this bowl could be turned when made of this style. How about a blog or video a show and tell of sorts…

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 03:46 AM

I can’t seem to turn a regular bowl without messing it up! very nice


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#5 posted 07-27-2011 05:00 AM

I duck tape the out side of of the bowl then fill the inside with building foam. After setting over night, I turn and sand the inside at about 1100 RPM. I then tape the inside with duck tape saving what foam is left. I then turn the outside at the same speed cutting the wood and the duck tape with my tool starting with the top edge. So one ask about a video pictures!!!! This one was the third try – No way to know which one will make it. ( I put a 45 degree chamfer on the edges of the segement which helps will the tool not hitting a square edge)


-- gwfly

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#6 posted 07-27-2011 07:05 PM

Yes I missed spelled Duct tape; too much saw dust i my brain.

-- gwfly

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 12-09-2017 01:19 PM

WOW, that is a great piece of work. holding those segments still must have been a real challenge!!


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

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