|Project by rdwile||posted 09-07-2012 09:43 AM||3004 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
An attempt at a segmented turning, this pot has over 60 pieces of wood in it. Made from cherry and ash, with ebony veneer feature strips, it stands about 6.5” high and the wall thickness is about 1/8”.
I always have lots of pieces left over from my projects and am reluctant to toss anything of any size into the burn bin. However, one cannot keep all the offcuts so I try to use them up, or re-purpose them as I go along. This piece is an example of this; where I will cut pieces up into segments and glue them into rings when I am cleaning up after a project, the offcuts from this go to the burn bin, and my segment ring collection grows.
When I have enough to turn a few projects, I run them through the thickness sander and glue them into stacks of two or three and start with a base and turn the rings to final thickness as I add them.For example I had several strips of 1×2” cherry offcuts and was able to make two pots from the same pieces, giving me nice grain and colour match. The ash was an offcut FROM the burn bin.
Segmented turning represents a way to make some nice things from relatively small amounts of wood.
-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/