Southwest Native American Vessel

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Project by Trackman posted 02-08-2019 06:03 PM 543 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another southwest Native American segmented vessel. 373 pieces of cherry, maple and walnut with turquoise inlay. I used 8 coats of high gloss poly for the finish.
After completing this project I realized that I have to build myself a lathe bed steady rest. I am getting quite a bit of vibration out on the rim of the vessel and this is what a steady rest is supposed to eliminate. I bought some Baltic birch plywood and ordered some used rollerblade wheels from E-Bay. Stay tuned, when I get the steady rest finished I’ll post some pictures and a description.
This was the first vessel made with my birthday gift, a Segment Pro software program. I’m starting to understand it enough to use it and make projects now. The software was somewhat complicated to figure out even with their tutorials. The tutorials were one of my biggest complaints. They didn’t go step by step like my old program so you need to be somewhat computer literate to effectively use it properly.
This vessel is going to be mailed off to my niece on Monday.

-- Trackman, Washington

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#1 posted 02-08-2019 06:31 PM

Very Nice Trackman.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-08-2019 07:44 PM

thats a gorgeous bowl,well done.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 02-08-2019 08:48 PM

Beautiful, nice job with the inlay!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 02-08-2019 08:50 PM


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

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#5 posted 02-08-2019 09:50 PM

Very attractive vessel. The turquoise is a great accent. Where did you buy the turquoise?

-- Julian

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#6 posted 02-09-2019 12:00 AM

You have a great amount of patience

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 02-09-2019 12:12 AM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 02-09-2019 12:24 AM

Nice turn

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 02-09-2019 12:40 AM

Very nice segmented bowl. Well done.

-- Keith

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#10 posted 02-09-2019 02:29 AM

I like the shape, finish and design. Keep turning side grain :)

-- socrbent Ohio

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#11 posted 02-09-2019 03:05 AM

Absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
I love that design and pattern.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 02-09-2019 09:03 AM

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

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#13 posted 02-09-2019 06:18 PM

Museum quality art work!


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

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#14 posted 02-10-2019 07:21 AM

Very complex design and demanding built. Beautiful vase.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 02-10-2019 12:08 PM

Your niece is a lucky girl.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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