Segmented Engagement Ring Bowl

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Project by ckorkyrun89 posted 05-06-2013 02:11 AM 891 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I will be proposing soon to my girlfriend of a little over three years. As special as it will be, I wanted to add a little something extra and I decided on this bowl.

The main bowl is made with a purple heart base, red heart cross segments, and an orange wood that I can not remember. This is my first try at making and turning a segmented bowl and it went smoothly for the most part. For future bowls, I plan on making a better jig for cutting the segments as my segments were not quite uniform from the compound miter saw. Due to the amount of clamping I used, all of the joints came together very well though. I am thoroughly disappointed in the red heart that I used. Other red heart I have seen really is very red but this turned out to be more brown than anything else. I am getting more comfortably with thinner bowls so this bowl is around 3/16” thick. I don’t think I want to go much thinner than that. Overall I am happy with it and I am looking forward to doing some more segmental turnings.

The lid is also purple heart with an ebony knob. I am really happy with how the top turned out. It wasn’t what I originally planned to do but I think it really brings the whole project together.

As I wasn’t sure how to hold these parts in my chuck, everything was done with a face plate and turners tape. This is small enough that I was very comfortable turning it.

Size is approximately 3” square and 4 1/2” high.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-06-2013 03:57 AM

Very nicely done!

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 03:59 PM

Beautiful segmented bowl! Great shape and colors. I am sure she loves it.

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