Turned Segmented Vase/Bowl

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Project by Dex posted 01-30-2012 06:42 AM 920 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, this is my 2nd attempt at a segmented bowl. My 1st attempt ended up in the garbage, unfortunately. I glued the pieces too far apart, and it just disintegrated while turning… but I digress….

This one made it off the lathe in one piece! I used a beautiful slab curly maple that I got on sale for the segmented top, and the bottom is one block of cherry.

You can’t see it that well, yet, but I also added cherry plugs randomly to the main body of the turning. It’s my hope that once the cherry gets some sun, it will darken and add a nice contrast to the piece.

This is also the first time I have named a piece….See Spot Turn…(for the cherry plugs I added). I find the name to be pretty “punny”, hope you do too!

-- If it ain't country, it ain't music!

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#1 posted 01-30-2012 08:29 AM

Wow that is beautiful maple,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 05:26 AM


-- If it ain't country, it ain't music!

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#3 posted 02-04-2012 06:36 PM

Nice wood choice. Very interesting design and a great shape. Looks like a lot of work.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 07:21 AM

Cutting all the pieces and the glue-up definitely was a bit of work, but the turning itself went fairly quick since it was mostly hollow.

-- If it ain't country, it ain't music!

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