Segmented Mills v1.0

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Project by JJones98042 posted 02-09-2013 01:17 PM 2806 views 11 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these as a wedding gift for my step-daughter and soon to be step-son. This is my first attempt at segmented turning of any kind. I’m very pleased with how they came out thus far! :)

They are made as mirror images using walnut and maple. I designed them so that the 2 lower bands would resememble rings to represent their wedding. I had seen people use the Celtic knot design used in other projects and thought it would be a good feature to highlight the center of the bodies for these mills. They were sanded to 600 grit then I applied a bit of oil to accent the grain and shellac as an initial sealer. The final finish is 3 coats of gloss wipe-on polyurethane for durability.

Now we just have to see how they hold up to the test of time.

Thanks for looking. :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 01:50 PM

Beautiful work.


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#2 posted 02-09-2013 02:00 PM

Very nice!


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#3 posted 02-09-2013 02:01 PM

Really nice looking set. Good work on the knot.


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#4 posted 02-09-2013 02:05 PM

Very beautiful. Nice details, and wood combos. They should last for a long, long time.

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 03:44 PM

Excellent. Those knots are really even.

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 05:03 PM

well done

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 05:10 PM

Your kids will be very happy with those. Great job!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 05:16 PM

That’s an awesome set. Very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 05:52 PM


Very nice and perfectly done

What size ?

Thanks for sharing

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 06:10 PM

Very nice pieces! Beautifull turning.

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#11 posted 02-09-2013 07:42 PM

Thank you all. :D

Diggerjacks: These are 8” size.

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#12 posted 02-09-2013 09:27 PM

Nice! I bet there was some work in getting the wood cut and glued in place.

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#13 posted 02-09-2013 11:12 PM

Nice job JJ. The young couple should be very pleased, hope they see many years of sitting at their table. Lovely job on the Celtic knots

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

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#14 posted 02-09-2013 11:26 PM

One word: WOW!

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#15 posted 02-10-2013 12:56 AM

The rings are perfectly lining up that are the most difficult to achieve in a similar projects. well done, JJ.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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