First segmented turnings - baskets?

  • Advertise with us
Project by doubleDD posted 04-02-2015 07:12 PM 2034 views 1 time favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked if I could make some type of basket for Easter to put candy in for our nieces and nephews. I have some wood bowls made but those were not fancy enough. So on with my first attempt at segmented turning. I have been watching others post some beautiful pieces so I was familiar with what had to be done (to some extent). The hardest part is trying to visualize the pattern you want. Anyway I thought I would keep it simple. The first one, smaller bowl has 57 pieces and is approx. 7’’ x 41/2’’. The larger bowl has 73 pieces and is 9’’ x 4’’.
They turned out decent for my first time and look forward to improving my skills.
We decided not to make a handle, that way their parents could use the bowl when the candy is gone.
I used the shavings for the grass as a liner and she loved it.
Introducing my new helper CHIPS who was recently hired to help around the shop. He has been a blessing with helping me with these and gives me inspiration. P.S. Actually. I think he escaped from Denmark,where Mafe (mads) was doing a shop safety video. LOL.
Thanks for looking.


-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

33 comments so far

View Woodknack's profile


12905 posts in 2888 days

#1 posted 04-02-2015 07:23 PM

Clever, what a great idea.

-- Rick M,

View Arlin Eastman's profile

Arlin Eastman

4262 posts in 3069 days

#2 posted 04-02-2015 07:23 PM


I really love what you made.

I think the candy in them now will really clean the kids systems out. lol

Also before I hit post I was looking at them again and the one with black walnut on top the thing looks out of order and top heavy.

It could just be me tho.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

View peteg's profile


4435 posts in 3331 days

#3 posted 04-02-2015 07:38 PM

Awesome job first up Dave very well done, just gotta love your mate Chips :)

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

View kiefer's profile


5682 posts in 3175 days

#4 posted 04-02-2015 08:58 PM

Very nice Dave .
Love idea and a great place for the Easter bunny to lay his eggs .
That little helper of yours is looking good and I hope he is working out for you and you can’t blame me if he doesn’t because I warned you .
Chips looks like he could be my Robo’s brother .

Happy Easter .

-- Kiefer

View doubleDD's profile


8651 posts in 2551 days

#5 posted 04-02-2015 09:33 PM

Thanks Rick. My wife wanted a basket so it gave me an inspiration push.

Thanks Arlin. The last ring is beveled out to widen the top. Not top heavy at all. Clean their system out, love it.

Pete Thanks. I thank Chips for the help.

Thanks Klaus. Chip is more than likely a relation. He has a v shape body for strength. He will do all the heavy stuff. As far as working out, I believe he is starting to slack off as you said.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View UncleStumpy's profile


741 posts in 2820 days

#6 posted 04-02-2015 09:37 PM

Dude, that’s alot of work for Easter baskets!

Of course, I firmly believe in “Happy wife, happy life”. Great results.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

View luv2learn's profile


2965 posts in 2811 days

#7 posted 04-02-2015 11:07 PM

There you go Dave, a first, and a mighty fine first at that. The bowls look great!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

23368 posts in 3613 days

#8 posted 04-03-2015 12:39 AM

Great looking segmented bowls!! Nice going…....................jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View poospleasures's profile


833 posts in 2992 days

#9 posted 04-03-2015 12:52 AM

Way to go buddy. I bet you can,t do just two. Wish my first ones were so good. The possibilitys are endless. Keep showing us your progress.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

View Grumpy's profile


25623 posts in 4359 days

#10 posted 04-03-2015 01:04 AM

Great job Dave. Well done mate.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View JoeinGa's profile


7741 posts in 2515 days

#11 posted 04-03-2015 01:16 AM

Atta boy, Dave! Looks real nice.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View doubleDD's profile


8651 posts in 2551 days

#12 posted 04-03-2015 01:45 AM

UncleStumpy, that’s not work, that’s playtime. lol

Thanks Lee. I have a long way to go but it was a good start. They didn’t blow apart.ha ha

Jim thanks. I had to try it.

Thanks Vernon. You are right, this is like doing your first bowl. I just have to be more careful when band clamping the rings.

Thanks Grumpy. I’m looking for some interesting trees to post by you.

Thanks Joe. I will be looking forward to your first segmented piece soon. You are going full steam ahead on your turnings.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View hoss12992's profile


4151 posts in 2401 days

#13 posted 04-03-2015 01:57 AM

Those look great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

View BobWemm's profile


2689 posts in 2434 days

#14 posted 04-03-2015 02:00 AM

Dave, Great job, I really like them both.
You know that now you have started something which is very VERY addictive, I look forward to your next pieces.
Well done, mate.


-- 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.

View Cliff 's profile


1558 posts in 2231 days

#15 posted 04-03-2015 05:50 AM

Hi Dave,
Good Work!!!!! Very well done…..First attempt at Segmented Turning???? WOW!!!!!!!!!

I bet your Nieces and Nephews loved the Bowls (AND THE CANDY) The Colour Blending of the Woods worked well and the gloss looks great and is a really nice finish. A lot of thought went into that project.

That was a good idea to use the wood shavings. Looks like you have a good helper with Chips.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

showing 1 through 15 of 33 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics