Segmented Vase

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In November 2012, I gave a slideshow discussion demo for our club on segmented projects and turning and we made it a President’s Challenge for the January meeting. Last night was our meeting and this vase was my entry for challenge. We had 17 particpants in the challenge which made me happy since there seems to only be 2 of us in the club that dabble in segmented turning out of a total group around 65 and an active group of 35-40 members. The vase stands 13 1/4” tall and 7 1/4” at the largest diameter consists of Maple, Walnut, Cherry and White Ash totally 314 pieces. There are 8 of the 3-D blocks in the feature ring and 1 of the block in the base of the vase. Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 565 days ago

Wow! The 3-D blocks really put this one over the top. Outstanding!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 565 days ago

Looks great Mike!! As usual for your segment work. Sorry I couldn’t make it last night. Who won?

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#3 posted 565 days ago

The floating 3D cubes are amazing. I would love to make a feature ring using that design. Do you know where I could find instructions for it? Thanks.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 565 days ago

Thanks Tim. I won the challenge last night. I heard from Mike H. that you guys did extremely well at the auction last weekend. I wish I could have made it there.

Todd – I found a blog that showed a few pics put not really instruction. I just took the idea and made it work for me.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 565 days ago

Beautiful turning.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 565 days ago

Excellent work and design Mike. It seems you are mastering all the different aspects of woodworking.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 565 days ago

Beautiful work. The work and effort sure comes through.

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#8 posted 565 days ago

The patience it takes to do this I am afraid is beyond me.

Wonderful job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#9 posted 565 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#10 posted 565 days ago


-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 565 days ago


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 565 days ago

That is some real cool segmenting Mike, lovely job Mate

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

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#13 posted 565 days ago

Huge vase, looks great to me, love the 3D blocks

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#14 posted 565 days ago

Very nice! I like the wood you chose for the background of the blocks…. as it makes the blocks seem 3d. If I were to try and cut angled pieces like that, I would end up with huge gaps in my work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#15 posted 565 days ago

Sweet!!! Great Job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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