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Project by tomd posted 10-11-2012 02:33 AM 25144 views 4 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of open segment vases. I posted an open segment vase like this a month ago and got a request from a few friends for one, not wanting to make the same thing again I changed the woods used. They are 9”W x 11”H, 40 segments per ring, the first is maple,walnut,cherry,yellowheart and bloodwood, the second is maple, walnut and yellowheart.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 02:34 AM

These are beautiful….. Amazing work here…..

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#2 posted 10-11-2012 02:59 AM

Astonishing work. Would love to see some “under construction” pix.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#3 posted 10-11-2012 03:03 AM

WOW! Beautiful vases. Easy to see why you got requests! I browsed through your projects and saw one stunning piece of art after another. The basket illusion plates are magnificant!

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#4 posted 10-11-2012 04:12 AM

Really nice Tom.

You are a man of many talents.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#5 posted 10-11-2012 05:04 AM


Wow! Those are really lovely! Thanks for sharing.


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#6 posted 10-11-2012 09:30 AM

I wonder how long it might take to prepare all the rings and glue these up… worth any effort anyway!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 10-11-2012 10:08 AM

super open segmented work..nice colors

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#8 posted 10-11-2012 11:07 AM

Those are very nice

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#9 posted 10-11-2012 11:36 AM

Tom – definately some “WOW” factor here. Very nice work.

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#10 posted 10-11-2012 01:13 PM

I need know how you did these. I am dumbfounded. Facinating result whatever technique you use. 40 segments per ring – so that is what, 2,000 or 3,000 pieces. Do you cut them all at once? How do you stay organized. My head spins just thinking about it.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#11 posted 10-11-2012 01:33 PM

You definitely have the segmented turning figured out. Great looking vases, thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 10-11-2012 01:35 PM

Absolutely extraordinary. Very meticulous work. Reminds me of a pitcher and bowl that was shown on the front of Woodturning Design some months back. Good job.

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#13 posted 10-11-2012 02:07 PM

Great work!

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#14 posted 10-11-2012 02:23 PM

Great work!

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#15 posted 10-11-2012 03:15 PM

Wow; looks awesome.

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