My first segmented turning

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Project by ToddHolmDotCom posted 05-19-2013 05:14 PM 2477 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first shot at a segmented turning. It was much easier than I had anticipated. I have noticed that segmented turners always give a piece count so, there are 146 pieces involved. Padauk & maple and Walnut & Hickory. Then a walnut top and bottom. I put a stainless steel insert from Woodcraft inside. But the finish must not have been as dry as I thought because it will not come out.

It is not a terribly good fit. I would do some things differently next time but it was fun and I am sure there will be a next time (since the pieces are already gluing up in the shop).

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 05:44 PM

That’s pretty awesome, first shot or not.

Suddenly my metal lathe doesn’t like the way I’m lookin’ at it.

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 06:19 PM

pretty good for your first segmented piece…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 02:56 AM

Great job! I haven’t seen this glue up style in a turning before.

-- Dick

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 06:11 AM

Awesome job for first segmented project its great.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#5 posted 05-20-2013 02:01 PM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 05:22 PM

Hello Todd

A very good first attempt

I like it

A very nice contrast

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 06:34 PM

Beautiful cup.Nice colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 05-22-2013 06:27 PM

So beautiful segmented vessel! Like the unique pattern and the wood colors. The walnut top and bottom set it off. Looking forward to more segmented turnings.

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#9 posted 06-13-2013 12:33 PM

very nice

-- I have a portable sawmill in the Detroit area

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#10 posted 06-13-2013 01:27 PM

This is beautiful. You did a wonderful job on it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 04-30-2014 06:12 PM

I agree with the first post. Awesome. Makes coffee drinking not only addictive but now stylish. Thanks for sharing.


Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

-- Tim S, WA

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