Segmented Bowl from Leftovers

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Project by taidsturning posted 04-19-2010 03:49 PM 4363 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can’t see the bowl in the first picture? Check out the other pictures. This is my third such bowl. A great way to use leftover (or miscut) pieces of nice woods.

This one has six different woods.

The leftovers were glued up into a roughly 12” square.

This was cut in half.

Concentric circles were drawn on the blank taped back together about 7/8” apart. A bandsaw set at 45 degrees was used to cut along the lines. The two halves of each circle were glued together and the circles stacked to give the rough bowl form.

The form was finished on the lathe.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 04:22 PM

I have lots of off cuts like that. How about a tutorial on how you do that? Actually it looks like my cutting boards, the first picture I mean. LOL

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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John Gray

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 05:10 PM

Beautiful job!!!!

I agree with jockmike2, how about a tutorial?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 04-19-2010 05:38 PM

tutorial , tutorial , tutorial !

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 06:09 PM

Very nice,

It’s fun to see what comes out of a glue up like that.


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 04-19-2010 06:13 PM

wow ..hard to believe it turns out so well. I saw one you posted awile back & liked it too. Great job

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#6 posted 04-19-2010 06:37 PM

I agree with the first three, I would like to see a tutorial too… ;) You have done an excellent job putting this all together, what type of finish did you use? I Love It!!

The SedcoKid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 04-19-2010 11:52 PM

sweet dude I know how much patience this takes as i too have done segmented bowls and man every little mistake shows up. Yours looks great don’t look like you made any of those mistakes. Give us tutorial on how you do it and maybe my next one will look like that. Kepp the chips flying. God Bless

-- The wife asks me all the time "what ya makin" SAWDUST duh ,

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#8 posted 04-20-2010 12:03 AM

Now you did it .
Such a nice project begs for a tutorial.
(That is as soon as you accumulate more colorful off-cuts…lol)

Nice job !

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#9 posted 04-20-2010 06:08 AM

Simply stunning ! There’s nothing more to say …....just simply stunning!

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#10 posted 04-20-2010 06:19 AM

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 04-26-2010 03:29 PM

cool !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#12 posted 05-03-2010 06:50 PM

Nery cool design !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#13 posted 05-04-2010 05:54 AM

So far the winner in my book. You kept to the rules, a bunch of scraps glue and wood. Nice job!


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#14 posted 05-08-2010 03:50 PM

Truly amazing! Gluing the blank together must have been like a crazy game of Tetris. Beautiful results! Thank you for posting.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#15 posted 05-18-2010 05:59 PM

Very well done and an interesting and colorful bowl to boot. A great way to use scraps if you know how.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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