Segmented Bowls, Red Oak

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Project by woodsmithshop posted 10-13-2018 08:48 PM 730 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are Red Oak segmented shallow bowls, about 11 inches in diameter, and around 2 inches tall, 80 pieces, both sealed with shellac the lighter one has 3 coats of polycrylic, the darker one has 3 coats of antique oil, and I used an aging stain on it to give it an older look. I have around 25 hours in the 2 of them together.
thanks for looking.

-- Smitty!!!

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#1 posted 10-13-2018 10:34 PM

Really nice, something I always intend to try someday!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 11:46 PM

Indeed; very pretty!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 10-14-2018 12:18 PM

very,very nice…
looks simply but there is a lot of effort…

-- bambi

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#4 posted 10-14-2018 01:36 PM

Both of those are gorgeous, Smitty!

I think my favorite is the more natural colored one.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 10-14-2018 02:48 PM

Well done Smitty. Very nice work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 10-15-2018 01:45 PM

Thank you everyone.
normally when I make a segmented bowl I add different woods for contrast, these bowls I made only from Oak because I wanted to try the finishing with “fire” to see how it may look, seeing as I have more Oak than anything else, and it is the cheapest wood I have, this is what I used. after making the bowls but before finishing them I used the torch on a piece of scrap wood, then showed it to the wife to see what she thought of it, she did not like it, and explained why, (it just looks like burnt wood). So I went ahead and finished them normally.

One thing I must say here, is that it is a little more difficult to make a “flat ” ring bowl rather than a stacked ring bowl, the rings get turned much thinner where they are connected so as to even out the walls of the bowl.

-- Smitty!!!

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