Segmented Bowl

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Project by Marvinlsnod posted 106 days ago 892 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished with this Bowl. It consists of three rings of Hickory/Pecan with Maple diagonal pieces inserted, Two rings of Maple above and below the main rings, and the top and the bottom is made from Zebrawood. The pattern in the middle happened quite by mistake (while turning the original bowl it decided to fly off the lathe and ruin the bottom of the bowl. So what could I do, but to construct a new one, when I started turning again I found that the pattern was turning out to look pretty darn nice, so I finished the project and then sprayed several coats of Behlen clear Lacquer and when it was dry buffed it to the final state.

-- Marvin, Lancaster,Ca

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#1 posted 105 days ago

Very nice bowl, congrats!

-- John, South Dakota

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#2 posted 105 days ago

Great work.
I haven’t worked with segmented turnings in so long it makes me want to do some. But Spring has sprung and fishing and gardening are going to take precedent over wood working until late fall.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 105 days ago

wow, that is so beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#4 posted 105 days ago

Real nice bowl

-- Norman

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#5 posted 105 days ago

Very nice bowl, nice glue up!

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#6 posted 105 days ago

VERY NICE, I like it lots.
Thanks for showing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#7 posted 105 days ago

Nice work

-- Vince

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#8 posted 105 days ago

Great looking segmented bowl Marvin….nicely turned and finished….great job.

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

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#9 posted 105 days ago

I really like this bowl…...... a lot.
When I figure out how you got the diagonal inserts in it I will try one myself.

Thanks for sharing.


-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#10 posted 105 days ago

Very nice segmented bowl, did you use the indexing on the lathe for the diagonals, and inlay them, as I notice that they don’t go all the way thru. The zebra wood adds a nice touch, and really sets this bowl off.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#11 posted 105 days ago

You’ve reall done an outstanding job on this. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 105 days ago


-- God determines the number of days, but you determine how they are spent. Ps 118:24

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#13 posted 105 days ago

Very Nice!! Well Done.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#14 posted 104 days ago

Rockbuster: the diagonal pieces do go all the way through. It doesn’t show real good in the pictures. I would like to take credit for the idea,however I can’t as I found a web site where the gentleman was kind enough to show the steps he took to make the cuts. I believe it was wwww.woodturning

Thanks for viewing the post and all the great comments everybody had to say.

-- Marvin, Lancaster,Ca

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#15 posted 103 days ago

Great job. I wish I had the time to make one.

-- Remember the one with the most toys when he dies WINS!

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