Segmented Maple & Oak Bowl

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Project by TheDane posted 05-29-2013 06:37 PM 1160 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl has 85 pieces … a solid maple disk in the bottom, and 7 rings (oak and maple) with 12 segments to a ring.

It is 9 1/2” in diameter, and 2 1/4” high. The walls are 1/8” thick, so this bowl doesn’t weigh very much.

I glued the bottom disk directly to a waste block that is in turn screwed onto a face plate.

It is sealed with shellac, sanded, and finished with 5 coats of lacquer, then buffed with the Beall Buffing System.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 05-29-2013 06:41 PM

Very nice Gerry.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 11:01 PM

Nice work Gerry. I like the contrast between the maple and oak.

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 11:42 PM

Beautiful bowl Gerry. The woods show a lot of character.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 12:36 AM

Super COOL bowl!

1/8” thick! THAT is THIN! ... One slight mistake and you have splintered firewood… Right?

Nice going!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 12:52 AM

I think the glue probably weighs more than the wood in this bowl!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 02:34 AM

Nice turning Gerry. Segmenting makes some interesting patterns. I haven’t got brave enough to go that thin yet.

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

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#7 posted 06-03-2013 02:32 PM

Fantastic segmented bowl! Love the patterns and the wood colors, the finish really made the pretty grains pop.

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