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Project by Bearpie posted 05-09-2012 03:57 PM 1270 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picture 1-3 Bamboo and Brazilian Cherry 9 1/2” D x 4” H Finished with Wipe on Poly

Picture 4-6 Hickory and Bubbinga 9 1/2” D x 4” H Finished with Hut Wax only

I am hooked to segmenting work and find it becoming easier and easier to make them. Both of these were made within a week. I still have to allow time for the glue to dry and the finish as well. The Hickory bowl was a snap to finish as I used a wax that was designed for finishing pens and it worked beautifully on this bowl. My only concern is how long this wax will hold up on this bowl. By using the wax I was able to finish it the same morning I finished the bowl. I picked up a bundle of Bamboo flooring from a recycle center and I will say that it is easy to work with and turns beautifully on the long grain and not so good across the end grain. It is a very good wood (grass) to turn on the lathe. If you have a chance to get some Bamboo, I would highly recommend it. The only problem I see with this is that when you saw it, it creates a very fine dust and could be a problem for some people? When turning it on the lathe it creates nice curls and leaves the wood almost ready to finish with very little sanding. The Hickory I received from a friend who was clearing his lot and I took the logs to a sawmill to have them sawed into boards. They have been drying in my garage for at least 6 years. The wood was a bit spalted when I got them.

Enjoy looking and Comments and critiques always welcomed!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 05-09-2012 05:50 PM

Very Nicely done, how is it working with Bamboo? I have wanted to try it but it was one of the more expensive woods around by me.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 05:58 PM

I totally agree, they’re both beauties!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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peteg

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#3 posted 05-09-2012 08:56 PM

These are a couple of Beauties for sure, you have become quite an expert of the segmentation Erwin.
Very well done indeed, :: )))
(I like the simplicity of the Bamboo piece, its not a clutter)
Pete

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

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robbiethewood

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#4 posted 05-09-2012 09:13 PM

very nicely done two Beauties for sure

-- http://robbiethewoodturner.net/

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branch

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#5 posted 05-09-2012 09:50 PM

hi very nice i like the both of them
i know what you mean when you
say you are hocked on segment turning
i am hocked also
branch

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Arlin Eastman

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#6 posted 05-10-2012 01:14 AM

Very nice segmented bowls

Well done

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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lizardhead

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#7 posted 05-10-2012 02:15 AM

Nice work Bearpie, Let’s have a segmenting party sometime

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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justoneofme

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#8 posted 05-10-2012 10:52 PM

Wow! Those bowls are just beautiful Erwin! I can tell you love what you’re doing!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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SakeenaBlue

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#9 posted 05-11-2012 12:52 AM

wow!!!

-- Nancy

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 05-11-2012 10:55 AM

Very beautiful, Erwin! You sure have a knack for these segmented pieces! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Loucarb

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#11 posted 05-14-2012 01:04 AM

Very Impressive Erwin well done.

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Jiri Parkman

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#12 posted 06-08-2012 11:53 AM

Beautiful wood and perfect work.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Jiri

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 06-08-2012 03:21 PM

Bearpie, this is some mighty fine work and I see why you should be very happy with them. Nice work.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 08-24-2014 02:43 PM

Those are very attractive bowls!! Nice work on them…..........Jim

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

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