Basket Weave Bowl

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Project by john925 posted 09-25-2018 06:42 PM 1269 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project just finished. The design is from a series of plans I got from Tom Lohman. The bowl is approx. 10 inches in dia by about 6 inches high. Each ring or layer has 48 segments and there are 25 layers high including the bottom and thin veneer in the top ring. Woods used are Wenge, Walnut, Maple, Cherry and Katalox. Over a thousand pieces of wood. If others are interested in this type of wood working, check out Segmented Wood Turners Forum on the internet. Thanks for looking.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 06:55 PM

WOW!!! Gorgeous, and the amount of precision and effort to make that boggles my mind.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 07:08 PM

outstanding, make my bowls look like childs play

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 07:37 PM

Magnificant work! Man…you’ve got nerves!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-25-2018 08:00 PM


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 09-25-2018 08:10 PM

Incredible work!

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#6 posted 09-25-2018 09:04 PM

What a wonderful piece of Art.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 09-25-2018 09:21 PM

I always look at these pieces & think there is as much engineering & design skill in setting out / assembly as there is in turning the end works, fabulous jog here John well done

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

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#8 posted 09-25-2018 09:40 PM

That is an amazing project. I constantly have problems cleaning up squeeze out no matter how careful I try to be. I don’t know how you were able to glue all that up and still have your sanity. I just looked at your previous projects and you are very creative and must be one of the most patient people to be able to do that type of work.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#9 posted 09-25-2018 10:51 PM

that is just gorgeous id never have the patience to do something like that,my hat is off to you sir,you are the bowl master.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 09-26-2018 12:01 AM

I 2nd what pottz said. This is really gorgeous and I too have no patience for this beautiful work!

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

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#11 posted 09-26-2018 01:16 AM

Very Nice Work & Well Done John!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 09-26-2018 01:42 AM

Staggers my mind to see your work. Heading to the segmented forums as soon as this soccer game is over.

-- If I'm not in the shop, I'm someplace else. Joel, Lumberjock #30,000

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#13 posted 09-26-2018 02:34 AM

Looks fantastic. Well done.

-- Julian

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#14 posted 09-26-2018 04:10 AM

Very nice work, looks great.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 09-26-2018 08:59 AM

amazing bowl you made,

-- bambi

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