first segment turnings

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Project by ChadRat6458 posted 07-30-2015 12:50 PM 820 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are my first segmented turnings. The bowl is cherry and mahogany. Sanded to 12000 grit with BLO. Finished with Doc’s pen plus. I did not know the best way to finish the bottom. I just cut it off and sanded it on the belt sander. The next piece is a beard ring. Cherry and redwood burl. Same sand to 12000 with BLO then Doc’s pen plus. Thanks for looking.

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Yuval Eitan

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#1 posted 07-30-2015 01:59 PM

Congrats upon entering the world of segmented turning!!
Couple of things, if I may:
1. how do you glue the rings? It looks like there aresome gaps. May be angles are a tiny bit off, may be not pressing segments enough, etc.
2. your bottom (no, your bowl’s bottom…). Rule of thumb for this is that the base shoul be ~1/4-~1/3rd of the max diameter. I suggest you try to round the outer side inwards, to achieve that.
3. my ignorance. what is a beard ring? I don’t like shaving, but is it really for that?

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#2 posted 07-30-2015 02:14 PM

I cut the segments on my miter saw. I put some glue on the ends. Held them together for a few seconds. I think will get some big hose clamps.

Wasn’t sure what I was doing. I just glued up some rings and put them on the lathe. Any suggestions on finishing the bottom of the bowl?

Beard ring is for guys with long beards. You can hold it together like a pony tail.


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#3 posted 07-30-2015 06:28 PM

welcome to the world of addicts turning process
have a lot of dust and watch your fingers
cheers Marijan

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