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Project by TheDane posted 02-06-2014 03:43 PM 754 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design is based on a design by Dennis W. Montville of Sterling Heights, Michigan. He called his creation ‘Metamorph’, hence the title of my poor immitation(s).

For a look at his original work, check out http://youtu.be/bGwpclyyuyc or go to http://dwmontville.com/

This piece is made from scraps of hard maple, cut into right triangles. There are two rings, each consisting of 8 segments, sitting on a solid base. It is 7 1/2” in diameter, and stands 3” high.

Dennis Montville used a ‘gluing board’ ( see: http://youtu.be/SGcfcTI_aLc ) to hold pieces of wood that are odd shaped and difficult to clamp. I actually made two bowls (the smaller one in the last photo was the first), and learned the hard way that his gluing board is a great idea. Apparently I didn’t get one of the glue joints in the smaller bowl tight, and it opened up on me while I had it on the lathe. I discovered the open joint while sanding and shot it full of CA so the bowl didn’t come apart.

-- 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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Brett

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#1 posted 02-06-2014 05:15 PM

I haven’t looked at the original metamorph but your version sure is Purdy!

It looks like a rewarding project. Thanks for showing it off and the links to check out!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#2 posted 02-06-2014 06:57 PM

Very nice turning.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#3 posted 02-06-2014 07:00 PM

Very cool! I like the glue-up pattern!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 02-06-2014 07:37 PM

Looks pretty darn close to me Dane. When switching from Montville’s to yours I don’t see much difference. Besides, yours is as original as his now that you done it. Well done. I know it’s a lot of work.

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

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TheDane

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#5 posted 02-06-2014 07:49 PM

Dave—One difference is that Dennis glued strips of veneer between the segments … I didn’t have any veneer in the shop and was too lazy to cut thing strips on the tablesaw. He also shaped the foot differently.

I should have mentioned also that Dennis has 60+ videos on YouTube that are worth watching, especially for turners who do segmented work … check him out at http://www.youtube.com/user/SegmentedTurner/videos .

-- 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 02-06-2014 08:40 PM

Very interesting bowl!

COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 02-06-2014 09:47 PM

Thanks for the video tip Gerry. I check some out tonight.

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

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#8 posted 02-06-2014 09:49 PM

Beautiful wood and nicely turned and finished…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#9 posted 02-08-2014 02:19 AM

Beautiful

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#10 posted 02-11-2014 03:38 PM

Cool and interesting bowls! Like the pretty segments and feet. The maple and finish are beautiful. Great job!

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