My second attempt at a Segmented Bowl

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Project by trasner posted 09-29-2011 01:04 AM 1564 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second segmented bowl. It is 12 inches wide and 7 inches tall. I Used figured Maple, genuine Mahogany, Bloodwood, and Zebrawood. It was challenging, and I made some mistakes along the way but was definitely a good learning project. Overall, I think it came out pretty good. I used books by Dale Nish (Ray Allen) and Malcolm Tibbetts for references and used the Segmented bowl software by Bill Kandler. Thanks for looking.

-- Todd

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 01:14 AM

for your second attempt its stunning .. well done and deserving of its spot on the counter.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 09-29-2011 01:17 AM

Nice vessel. Fantastic work for only your second.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 01:25 AM

Wow, only your 2nd project???? Wow, beautiful wood and craftsmanship.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 09-29-2011 01:41 AM

Great work I can’t wait to see number 3

-- Ray,Iowa

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#5 posted 09-29-2011 01:58 AM

Nice work and I agree with the guys above if this is your second attempt your 3rd attempt will have to be a 12-15 ring segment with multiple beauty rings cause that’s what it going to take to top this.

Thanks for sharing keep it up

-- Joe, Florida

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#6 posted 09-29-2011 03:20 AM

WOW ! What a beautiful piece !

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#7 posted 09-29-2011 04:44 AM

Trasner your choice of woods, design,and contrast is remarkable! Keep on creating you are doing wonderful art.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#8 posted 09-29-2011 04:50 AM

very well done!! very nice choice of woods. will look for more postings in the future.

-- wiser1934, new york

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#9 posted 09-29-2011 04:55 AM

wow I would be happy if it was my 100th try. keep trying. third one should be a doozy.


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#10 posted 09-29-2011 05:01 AM


-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#11 posted 09-29-2011 05:04 AM

Nice job Todd, if this is only #2 we have a lot to look forward to :))

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

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#12 posted 09-29-2011 07:10 AM

This is gorgeous and I’m on my way to making one of these soon. I think I have that same book you talked about that I received last week and wow what awesome projects Ray Allen put out!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#13 posted 09-29-2011 03:59 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. Segmented turning is challenging, time consuming, but very addictive.

-- Todd

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#14 posted 09-29-2011 10:47 PM

hi that is one very nice piece of work great shape and great choice of wood and nice tight joints super finish also
love the feature rings they are not easy to get right but you did a great job
how Manny pieces are in it and what angel did you cut the segment at
looking forward to seeing your next turning


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