Turning a segmneted vase

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Forum topic by lanwater posted 09-25-2010 12:25 AM 1343 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I am just curious.

What happen to the inside of the segmented vase? Does it stay rough or does it get turned too?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#1 posted 09-25-2010 12:30 AM

I do not turn but I have seen the inside of these segmented vases and on the whole are as smooth as the outside…

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#2 posted 09-25-2010 12:31 AM

I turn the inside of a segmented piece as smooth and nice as I would any other project.

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#3 posted 09-25-2010 02:15 AM

It’s going to need long tools and imagine there will be a lot of of vibrations…

Thanks for answering

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 09-26-2010 04:49 AM

I always turn the inside it needs to be finished just like the out side. the good thing about segmented turning you can do it in sections and then glue them together as you go along. that way your don’t have to turn so deep.

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#5 posted 09-26-2010 07:49 AM

Thanks tommyd,

I see all these great turned projects and I was wondering how they do it.

Yesterday I stumbled upon a blog on segmented bowl and boy it is a lot of work.
From cutting the single segments, glueing the rings etc… I now admire those turners.
It is a lot of work.

I think I am going to enroll in few turning classes to learn the basics.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 09-26-2010 07:50 AM

the inside needs to be as smooth as the outside. each time you put another ring on the base you have easy excess to the inside. at one point someone looks inside and feels it: it would be a shame to find out that the inside is rough


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#7 posted 09-26-2010 08:15 AM

Thanks Rick.

It will be quite simetimes before I turn a vase. I have to learn the basics first.

It feels good to know that people like you on LJ are ready to help.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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