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02-17-2018 05:09 PM

I saw this wonderful woodturning on a pinterest board, and I have tried to find the artist without any luck. Does anyone know the technique to create this work of art.

Regards Tuppence

-- The Artful Bodger Workshop


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#1 posted 02-17-2018 05:18 PM

I would guess it’s assembled around a steel
rod for concentricity. I’m not sure which
stage and approach would work best for
drilling the holes.

If I were approaching it I would thickness
the walnut blanks and glue construction paper
to the faces. Then I would thickness cheaper
wood and glue it to the walnut and stack it
all up. Turn the form, then split the paper
joints.

Repeat the process for the inside form, thickness
sand all the glue and paper off, finish the
parts and assemble the piece.

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#2 posted 02-17-2018 05:27 PM

As usual once someone with experience explains it, it’s the logical way to go.

Thank so much for your input, unfortunatley I’m in the middle of buying & selling a house at the moment, therefore my whole workshop is in storage but as soon as everything settles down I’ll try your technique and post the result

-- The Artful Bodger Workshop

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#3 posted 02-18-2018 01:21 AM

This was featured in one of the AAW magazines last year if I am not mistaken. Take a look on there web site.

-- mrg

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#4 posted 02-18-2018 01:46 AM

The piece is made by Jim O'Donnell.

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#5 posted 02-18-2018 02:08 AM

better picture on the O’Donnell website. It was glued as a stack then turned.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 02-18-2018 10:09 AM

Thanks to everyone for the info, now I know who to give credit where it’s due. By the way what’s the etiquette on making a turning from somebody’s design?

-- The Artful Bodger Workshop

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#7 posted 02-18-2018 01:08 PM

Don’t sell it and if you know give credit.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#8 posted 02-18-2018 03:12 PM



Thanks to everyone for the info, now I know who to give credit where it s due. By the way what s the etiquette on making a turning from somebody s design?
- theartfulbodger

I think the best you can do (and should) is to give credit as you can. I have seen several videos using the same type pattern but with solid wood. Did they copy from Jim or did Jim copy from them. Segmented work has been around for ages so that part is not new.
From Jim’s web site…. ”my designs are often influenced by art from around the world”.

I say take inspiration but make it your own and give a + to the person the inspiration came from.
As an example Al (the Rebel Turner) made a winged oriental box as close as possible and gave credit to Jimmy Clewes to start with; on a “flower” bowl he gave credit to Dipa and added his own variation.
If I ever get around to making a natural edge vase or bowl like Al’s I will give him credit for the inspiration.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 02-18-2018 03:18 PM

Thank you so much LeeMills, that is very sensible advice, something I will take on board.

-- The Artful Bodger Workshop

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#10 posted 03-25-2018 05:10 AM

Am I looking at this wrong? I’d just turn the main shape, the use parting tools to get the interior shape. To get the angle would require grinding the angle on to a knife.

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#11 posted 03-25-2018 05:35 AM

2 different woods

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#12 posted 03-25-2018 05:36 AM

So it’s stacked and hollowed?


2 different woods

- Woodknack


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#13 posted 03-25-2018 06:10 PM


So it s stacked and hollowed?
- Kelly

I think you’re right. I didn’t look closely before and assumed it was … wrapped, there is another name for it, but stacking would be simpler. So in retrospect, I think you are right it was stacked and cut with a parting tool. Lot of times I read these on my phone and even though it is pretty high res for a phone, I still can’t see the pictures as clearly as on my desktop.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 03-25-2018 07:06 PM

So in retrospect, I think you are right it was stacked and cut with a parting tool.
- Woodknack


better picture on the O Donnell website. It was glued as a stack then turned.
- johnstoneb

Hmmm…Just looking at the animated one on his site the “inner” piece doesn’t seem as concentric and centered like the outer wider structure making me think they were turned separately then stacked. But then again, what do I know. It’s a really cool work of art.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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