Segmented Turned Vase

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Project by Yuval Eitan posted 10-20-2014 01:20 PM 1251 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Segmented Turned Vase

This was my first significant wood turning project, when all I owned was a mini (more like micro) wood lathe, some very basic tools, no chuck, only faceplate. And piles of scrap wood…

The wood is a reclaimed flooring board I have not been able to identify, but it has great workability and nice looks. The vase is 23cm tall by 13cm widest diameter (~9in X ~5.1in).
It was constructed from eleven rings, each made of eight segments 20-22mm 0.78-0.86in thick.
It stood unfinished for over four years, when I finally got to finish it with walnut oil and a mix of bees/carnauba paste wax that I made (not shown here).

My father (a retired archaeologist) fondly calls it “amphora”, although amphorae typically depicted handles…

This was my entry to the segmented world. Knowing hardly anything about turning, let alone segment work, I sort of paved my own way, the hard way… But, biased as I am, I like the way it turned out.

-- Knowlege is just like love - it never dilutes, only grows! Sharing it with others just strengthens it

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#1 posted 10-21-2014 12:59 AM

Welcome to the Segmenting world. What a great first attempt, congratulations on a good result.
I too, have just made my first segmented bowl.
Isn’t it fun cutting all the pieces.
Thank you for sharing.


-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Yuval Eitan

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 09:06 AM

Hey Bob, cheers mate!
All these pieces were cut using a no-name less-then-basic miter saw… which ment a lot more sanding…
I just recently bought a small (but decent) tablesaw, and I’m planning to build a sled, so segmenting will be much easier and much more accurate.

-- Knowlege is just like love - it never dilutes, only grows! Sharing it with others just strengthens it

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