First segmented turning

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Project by Mrowell posted 12-31-2018 02:05 AM 1188 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First segmented bowl made from oak scraps and some cherry from my wife’s grandfathers shop. Big learning curve, realized my miter sled was not tuned as well as I thought when I started to glue the half rings together, had to do significant sanding to get rings to fit together resulting in the pattern being way off. I would also make the bottom thinner and add another row of oak above the design ring.

Fun project and big learning experience. Will definitely try again with a different sled (or if I can get mine adjusted better).

-- Matt R

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#1 posted 12-31-2018 05:27 AM

Excellent work, Matt! Keep at it!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#2 posted 12-31-2018 06:07 AM

Nice style and grain patterns, good job Mrowell!

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#3 posted 12-31-2018 07:52 PM

Nice design Matt, worked out well!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 12-31-2018 08:09 PM

Very good for a first segmented bowl. Hope you post more segmented turnings.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 12-31-2018 08:14 PM

Thanks everyone. My picture was of the best aligned section haha much room for improvement!!!

-- Matt R

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#6 posted 12-31-2018 08:38 PM

When I see beautiful projects like this I almost wish I had a lathe….. top work sir!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 12-31-2018 11:02 PM

Crowie I didn’t think I would enjoy turning as much as I do… it’s really enjoyable to make projects fairly quick or take a block of wood and make something

-- Matt R

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#8 posted 01-01-2019 04:50 PM

Quite good succsses for the first time.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 01-03-2019 01:40 PM

Thanks everyone!!

-- Matt R

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#10 posted 01-05-2019 10:37 AM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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