2 More Segmented Vases - Tasmanian Oak.

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Project by BobWemm posted 08-14-2015 11:14 AM 1773 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two were completed today, however the plain one has been hanging around for a while. All that was needed to complete the job was a final coat of “Krylon” clear varnish. Damp weather was the holdup.

I had planned to dye the plain one as well, but SWMBO loved it so much in the “Raw” that I left it that way.

Both vases are 12 segment rings.

“Fireball” has 16 rings plus the base, is 12.25inches tall and 6.5inches at it’s widest point.

“Plain boy” has 14 rings, including the base and is 10inches tall and 7.25inches at it’s widest.

Both vases are sanded to 400grit
“Fireball” is dyed with “U-Beaut” water dyes and the colours used are Yellow, Orange, Red and Blue. They are applied with an Air Brush.

Thank you for looking and I hope you like them.
C & C welcome.


-- 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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#1 posted 08-14-2015 12:04 PM

You sure have mastered this segmenting game Bob, really like the Fireball, you have the colors working well. What you call the plain one is a real beauty, definitely didn’t need dye to enhance it. Nice finish on both.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 08-14-2015 12:28 PM

Beautiful work. Nice job with the air brushing too. I really like the two tone look of ’’Plain boy’’, very natural.

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#3 posted 08-14-2015 01:29 PM

Excellent work, Bob. I love ‘em!!

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

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#4 posted 08-14-2015 01:36 PM

These vases are beautiful. I especially like the colors on Fireball. Your work inspires me to work harder to improve my abilities so that I might someday produce something that looks this good.

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#5 posted 08-14-2015 01:59 PM

Really really nice pieces. Excellent technique. Something to aspire to.

Super good job!

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#6 posted 08-14-2015 02:09 PM

These turned out beautifully. Congratulations, Bob.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-14-2015 02:27 PM

Well! you certainly have done a commendable job on both of these Bob, they both show true form . I am afraid that I am going to have to agree with Betty on this one, even tho the dyed one is done very well, and the staging of the blend in color is very natural looking, I still like the looks of natural wood better. The modulation from the dark wood to the light is very catching, but well received. I do hope that you get them on Lj’s, maybe some others will also take note, and try to post some projects made of wood.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#8 posted 08-14-2015 04:21 PM

I was looking at some of your past projects Bob. Your pretty good at this. :) Well done.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 08-14-2015 04:23 PM

Very nice Bob! The one you call Fireball takes my eye right to it. I love the way the color inclines or fades to a natural wood color. Both are really beautiful but I must say the Fireball ball is my favorite. Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 08-14-2015 04:50 PM

Absolutely incredible! Every time I think I’ve learned something about segmented turning, there’s something like this to remind me how much I DON’T know. I’m curious about how to turn the inside of something of this depth. Did you build them in “pieces”? If so, how many?

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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#11 posted 08-14-2015 06:07 PM

Beautiful vases, Bob. Nice job on the color shading.

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#12 posted 08-14-2015 06:16 PM

Beautiful work.

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#13 posted 08-14-2015 06:51 PM

masterful work,buddy
beautiful coloring

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#14 posted 08-14-2015 09:08 PM

Lovely work Bob, I can see why your wife liked the “plain boy”, having sad that the dyed version is pretty cool mate. Top job

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

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#15 posted 08-14-2015 09:10 PM

Excellent results on the construction and finishing, even the variations in the timber on the one unstained along with the Fireball effect on the second are very impressive features.

Keep up the good work!

-- Regards Rob

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