Segmented Vase

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Project by Firebreather posted 09-11-2012 09:23 PM 1299 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at segmented turning. I glued up some Walnut and Hickory I had laying around. I put it on the lathe and just started chipping away at it. I used a Danish oil to coat it. I wish I did not do that because I think it took away from the color contrast of the woods. Any suggestions would be great. I also made the Tulip to go in the vase. This is going to be a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 09:29 PM

Very nice vase and flower!!...............Jim

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

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Tom Godfrey

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 09:31 PM

Think you did a great job for the first segmented turning. I have’t tried any segmented but have plans to in the future. To much to do in summer to get much shop time. I too have problems when it comes to the finish work. I read what others are doing and make a note so I can check back when I get to the point of doing the finish.
So no suggestions from me. Need help myself. LOL

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#3 posted 09-12-2012 01:46 AM

Looks good. I like the way segmented lathe pieces turn out.

You might try using shellac to seal the wood before adding the Danish oil coats if you you’re using tinted Danish oil.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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