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Project by phillip butler posted 630 days ago 849 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

thoroughly enjoy the time spent trying to imagine, then design, and produce these. The lathe skills required are a real challenge, as is the careful use of the table saw (watch your fingers). The math involved which determines the size, shape and angles of the segments is also challenging for a left-brained musician with little prior experience. Overall a great outlet for creative impulses for those who love woodworking.
Most of these works contain 100 + individual pieces requiring lots of glueups, shaping, and sanding-sanding-sanding. trying various finishes-tung oil, varnish, turners oils, food safe types, walnut and watco brand all seem ok -but choices are made depending on the types of wood and purpose of the piece.
for styling I like to use maple (or birch ) for lighter colors and contrast it with walnut, red oak, bubinga, or paduak accents.
The attraction of the artform for me is threefold: 1. Unlimited design options; 2. physical and mental dexterity required and,3. hours of fun in a workshop uninterrupted by outside BS

-- phil, nevada





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 630 days ago

They all look fantastic,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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unrested001

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#2 posted 630 days ago

I agree Phillip..especially w/ item 3! Great work. I enjoy segmented turning too, great challenge.

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ

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woodworm

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#3 posted 629 days ago

Marvellous turning work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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majuvla

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#4 posted 629 days ago

You can’t miss with segment turning.They look great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 629 days ago

WOW!!!!!!!! those are great segmented pieces. Lot of patience…....and sanding!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!...........Jim

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

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 629 days ago

They are all brimming with grace and charm.

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branch

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#7 posted 629 days ago

hi very nice segment pieces great designs and patren
i like them all great bit of turning and the finish looks great
i love segment turning i do a bit of it myself it is great fun
and keeps the brain in good working order
branch

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peteg

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#8 posted 629 days ago

These are very nice Phil, well done
Pete

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

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