Segmented Vase

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Project by Ron Ford posted 02-11-2015 05:30 PM 2187 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on somewhat more complicated segmented projects. This vase is made of walnut and sycamore with a rosewood rim and is comprised of a total of 213 pieces (16 12-segment rings, 2 20-segment rings, and a solid base). Finished size is 11” tall and 7 3/4” wide at the largest diameter. It is finished with three coats of Liberon oil and a topcoat of Renaissance Wax.

As any of you who have dome segmented projects know, they take a long time to cut, fit, glue, sand and turn, but when they work out they are really something to be proud of. I’m pretty happy with this one and look forward to making more.

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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#1 posted 02-11-2015 06:34 PM

Looks like I either can’t add or can’t type! There are actually 233 pieces in this project (not 213 as stated). :-(


-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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#2 posted 02-11-2015 09:33 PM

Nice vase Ron! On my to do list for the future, if I can ever finish my current project. I really like the grain of the Cocobolo at the top of the vase.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#3 posted 02-11-2015 09:40 PM

Very nice work. like all your projects. Inspiring.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 02-12-2015 12:19 AM

Ron, that is really good, love the contrasting woods.
It is so much fun when these come together.
Congratulations and thanks 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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#5 posted 02-12-2015 01:26 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 02-12-2015 09:14 PM

Well done Ron lovely piece

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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