Open Segment Bowl

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Project by Parsimonia posted 03-14-2019 12:10 PM 1010 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

African Mahagony, Paduak, Walnut, Yellowheart. 9” tall, 11” diameter.

-- More Ideas than Time.

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#1 posted 03-14-2019 01:02 PM

Impressive. Curious how you avoided spaces lining up. Turning that without chipout is an accomplishment.

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#2 posted 03-14-2019 03:41 PM

Gorgeous work, and I love the form.

Do you have an assembly jig that you made or bought?

Agreed on the amazing lack of chipout – I struggle mightily avoiding chipout on closed segmented forms!

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#3 posted 03-14-2019 03:42 PM

That is truly a work of art….all the segs look well aligned and the pattern, spot on…well done!

-- Mike

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#4 posted 03-14-2019 04:36 PM

just unbeliveable !!

( I say that in a GOOD way )

-- 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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#5 posted 03-14-2019 05:04 PM

No idea if this is turned on a lathe, or one of those ring things, but that form, the color, and the overall appearance of that piece are all glorious. I don’t know if the pattern has a name, but something Pueblo is in my mind.

Really nice job, thanks for sharing it with us.

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#6 posted 03-14-2019 06:02 PM

very nice love the look and the wood combo is perfect.sort of a native american basket weave look.nice work.

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

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#7 posted 03-14-2019 06:06 PM

This is gorgeous!
Real curious how you you did it.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#8 posted 03-14-2019 07:35 PM

Absolutely georgeus shape and colours…what a work!!

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#9 posted 03-15-2019 12:55 AM

I had to do a search for open segment. I can only imagine how long this took after watching this video.

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#10 posted 03-15-2019 02:49 AM

Thanks everyone. Easy Seg over at is a HDPE template to align each row of segments. I use a binder press to glue up each row, and turn at a relatively high speed for the diameter to get a good clean cut – and always -sharpen, sharpen, sharpen. After all that work gluing up 20 rows, it’s still a feat of courage to put the gouge to it!
I call it The Weaved Bowl.

-- More Ideas than Time.

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#11 posted 03-15-2019 02:56 AM

This is two videos of making a similar bowl. Each video is about 10 minutes long…

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#12 posted 03-15-2019 04:37 PM


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#13 posted 03-16-2019 01:25 AM

You did a beautiful job.

-- Julian

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#14 posted 03-16-2019 07:12 PM

Outstanding to say the least! Well done!

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#15 posted 03-17-2019 12:10 AM


You are a true artist!

This is fantastic!

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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