|Project by Ron Ford||posted 03-23-2014 05:34 PM||1291 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
I’ve been interested in trying some segmented turnings and decided to try a few bowls using that technique.
The first two pictures are my first effort and include a birds-eye maple bowl bottom, bloodwood, and hard maple. It is about 3” high and 7 1/2” across. It is finished with lacquer.
The second one is made of acacia (bottom and top, plus the wider ring just below center) redheart, and hard maple. Finished size on that one is 5 1/2” high and 9” across. Given the photo-sensitive nature of redheart, I finished it with several coats of a UV-resistant polyurethane.
Having a Jet 1632 drum sander made building the segmented rings and sanding them flat and uniform and has been a huge help. It is rapidly becoming one of my favorite tools in the shop and I use it frequently for these and other projects.
The success I enjoyed on these has increased my interest in trying more segmented turning, and to ‘up my game’ with more sophisticated designs.
Thanks for looking!
-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.