|Project by JJones98042||posted 04-15-2013 06:49 AM||1612 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my first attempt at a segmented bowl. It is made from a total of 74 pieces of Curly Maple and Walnut.
I relied software to generate the initial plans and cut-list since I had no idea what I was doing. Strips were cut using the table saw, then finished and normalized with a planer. The angled cuts were all made with my miter saw (after building a ZC fence and fine tuning the angle). The last pic shows the 6 rings glued up and ready to start stacking.
The finish is spray lacquer (my first time for that too). Unfortunately, the heat from the branding iron caused the inlaid maple medallion on the bottom to split (I guess it was too thin), but I’m going to claim that it provides character. :)
This was a REALLY fun project and I’m looking forward to doing quite a few more like it. My imagination is already reeling at the options and ideas for trying basic laminations, multi-generation laminations, thin veneers, and combining various species. Now if ONLY I had to the shop time to be able to keep up with my designs! :)
Anyway, thanks for looking!
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