First Stave Vessel

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Project by woodworkerscott posted 01-13-2013 04:45 AM 1693 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making several segmented vessels I thought I would try my hand at a stave vessel. This is the result. I made a table saw jig (thanks Malcolm Tibbetts) to make the staves for the main body and then made the traditional segmented rings for the top and bottom.
Another method I am hooked on. I have several more bodies made and designs coming. I recommend every curious turner give it a shot….very fun.
Made of red oak, white oak, ash, and walnut.
Thanks for viewing.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 05:20 AM

Beautiful turning a real work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 07:17 AM

I really like it! nice work!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 10:51 AM

Very beautiful.

Boy they must be a gazillian ways to put wood together.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 02:11 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#5 posted 01-13-2013 06:09 PM

Great cutting on the staves, the contrasting strips help to set it off very nicely. Really a great looking vessel.
If it was not for playing on the lathe, I could probably get a lot of work done, but that is what tomorrow is
for. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 01-13-2013 06:50 PM

awesome job. looks great

-- SeeWhatISaw

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#7 posted 01-13-2013 10:07 PM

I see you’re ‘staving’ off boredom…... Nice piece… I can only figure out the angles when there are only two or four sections.

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

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 07:19 PM

That is cool . I never heard that called a stave vessel, but that is what it is. I’ll have to remember that term!!
Thanks, Jim

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

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 07:44 PM

I love it, very pretty. You did a great job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 01-15-2013 10:56 PM

I like the look of staved vessels, and would love to try one sometime soon. I haven’t seen a good resource on the ‘how to’. Do you have any suggestions for tutorials on how to do staved vessels?

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#11 posted 01-16-2013 10:52 PM

go to for videos and his book.
You can get his book used at and it explains how to make stave vessels.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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