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I have one of those old enamel basins which became stained due to a leaky geyser. My house being an exercise in unfinished business, this was brought to the foreground by my gorgeous redhead….not in a bad way….more of a “I am going to buy a basin for us because I don’t like the rust in that one.” Now I love individual and that irked me beyond belief…..she added “I know you said you would make us one, but that might still take a while.” Damn… mea culpa, mea culpa. Obviously I had to get onto that asap.

This was made from a single old Afromosia plank, segmented and laminated, then finished with Glatex 8.

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#1 posted 1060 days ago

Beautiful finish, and I love the grain and colour variation between segments!

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#2 posted 1060 days ago

Awesome! enuff said

-- Think it, See it, Design it. Build it, Enjoy it!

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#3 posted 1060 days ago

I have been thinking of one of these for myself. I have looked at some of my big bowls and thought they would make a great sink.
I’m now off to find out what Glatex 8 is.
Thanks for sharing.

How big is it?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 1060 days ago

This is absolutely beautiful! Boy does that redhead know how to push your buttons. Good for her; good for you! Your not the only one whose house is an exercise in unfinished business.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#5 posted 1059 days ago

This is surely a feather in your cap and I’ll bet that Redhead is smiling from ear to ear! This is beautiful! Glad to see you back.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 1059 days ago

Toolchap, Love the way this looks! Are you a segmented turner? Just wondering what your process was for preparing and joining the layers. Are there 10 layers? How many segments per layer? I’m very intrigued, great looking piece.

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#7 posted 1059 days ago

Wow! Beautifully done! Is that Glatex 8 some kind of epoxy finish? It’s too pretty to use!

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#8 posted 1059 days ago

That is one beautiful basin! She will be happy. I have never heard of “glatex 8”, some knid of marine finish. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#9 posted 1059 days ago

Thank you all for the encouraging words. Glatex 8 is a marine twinpack varnish, so in essence my basin is a boat in and out. I am not a turner per se, just a mad worker who tackles whatever the day moves me to do or as I need money. There are ten layers including the base (The hole for the trap is not showing but it is there and sealed as well). The amount of segments vary per layer depending on the curvature and the width of the wood I had left.

The mount is to be something akin to the Eiffel tower at a compound angle in a steampunk fashion. When I get around to it, I will post a pic here if it is possible.

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#10 posted 1059 days ago

Good man you have “answered the call” you know she wont see the rust in this Baby, or, the wiskers washed of the razor in the morning :: )))) Oh BTW, what a great job you have made, well done

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

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#11 posted 1059 days ago

how wonderful. I’d love this in my own bathroom. It’s gorgeous!! great job.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#12 posted 1059 days ago

Beautiful indeed, nicely done Dad.

-- What man is a man who does not try to make the world around him better.

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#13 posted 1059 days ago

It certainly isn’t the first segmented bowl of this type I’ve seen (in fact I have one myself) but it certainly has the best finish so far. The shape is also unique and nicely turned. Altogether a bowl to be proud of.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 1059 days ago

That looks fantastic. Well done.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#15 posted 1058 days ago

Awesome basin!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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