Segmented Walnut Bowl

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Project by scrappy posted 11-19-2010 07:46 AM 2622 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Segmented Bowl made from Walnut and Poplar.

Decided to try a design ring in this piece. It was a MAJOR challenge for me. Have seen this pattern here on LJ’s and other places so thought it would be fun to attempt. The hardest part was trying to figure out how to get the pattern and still cut the angles for the segments at the same time. With a lot of experimenting, (and failing) I think I got it to work OK. The pattern in the bottom was an extra thought just to give it a try also.

Made from Walnut and Poplar.
8 1/4 diam. X 6 3/4 tall.
280 pieces
5 coats of Tung Oil/Varnish. and 2 coats of wax.

Please leave all comments and suggestions/critiques. I know it could be better, what do you truly think. I am always trying to improve.

Thank You for Looking.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 11-19-2010 07:57 AM

Wow – it looks great to me! The fit and finish as well as overall shape are hard to find a suggestion for improvement. Maybe a change could be to add a border to the top and bottom of the design ring – set it off a little more… just a thought.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-19-2010 08:53 AM

don,t you worry about the suggestion to add bounding rings, (sorry sras) to me, this is just fine the way you have done it. I like to add texturing rings to pieces, but they can be either “captive” or, “seamless”. this one is seamless & looks realy great to me, I like the soft entry to the top with the poplar. great result.

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

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#3 posted 11-19-2010 12:09 PM

It looks good from here…...

If I were to change anything, I think I would move the feature ring up one ring…. and now that it has been mentioned, I would like to see boundary rings, but not sure if the piece needs them or not…would have to see them…...... that’s what I like about segmented stuff; so many ways to go at it.

You did a great job…... and your next ones will be even better I’m sure..keep up the great work.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 11-19-2010 12:38 PM

Another great turning Scrappy. Your trial and error, seemed to work out great. We all learn something with each piece.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 11-19-2010 12:50 PM

That’s a awesome bowl Scrappy, very cool design work.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#6 posted 11-19-2010 02:20 PM

Verry very nice Dan that is great looking nice work.


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#7 posted 11-19-2010 02:33 PM

i like it.
cool shape & feature ring!

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#8 posted 11-19-2010 02:37 PM

That’s pretty fancy. Very kool Nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 11-19-2010 03:13 PM

Scrappy, you nailed it brother! These two types of wood always complement each other. GREAT JOB!

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

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#10 posted 11-19-2010 03:25 PM

That’s just absolutely COOL! You are the man! How long did that take to complete? Really, really nice.

-- Doug

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#11 posted 11-19-2010 03:30 PM

Super Nice! I really like this stlye & your craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 11-19-2010 03:49 PM

Very nice, it amazes me how you guys do that, this is a very tasteful piece, looks like it could be sitting in some important place and treasured for it’s beauty and grace, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 11-19-2010 04:15 PM

Another Great Job Scrappy! I like it a lot!! You keep getting better and better…

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 11-19-2010 04:38 PM

Nice job! I really like the segmented bottom. It adds another level of interest to the bowl.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#15 posted 11-19-2010 04:48 PM

Great job buddy.
You sure are getting to be a veteran turner.
That design really sets it off !

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