Variations on a Blossom

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Project by john925 posted 11-12-2019 06:56 PM 323 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Latest project is an open segmented bowl I built for a niece. Bowl is appro. 4 1/2 inches high by 9 3/4 inches in Dia. Second attempt. First attempt blew out the side due to a failure of glue surface. I corrected the defect by decreasing the gap from 2% to 1% giving me more glue edge to edge surface. Woods used are walnut, yellowheart, Purpleheart, Wenge, maple, bloodwood and Cherry. Center stone is Desert Jasper. Bowl has 48 segments per layer and is 18 layers high. I designed it using Segment Pro and glued it up using Tom Lohman’s indexing system. Hope you like it.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#1 posted 11-12-2019 07:47 PM

Really intricate and gorgeous.

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#2 posted 11-12-2019 08:06 PM

love it and a great color combo,very south western.nice work.

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

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#3 posted 11-12-2019 09:51 PM

Absolutely beautiful!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 11-12-2019 10:41 PM

Great work! This is on my list of projects to do. Yours looks great!

-- Petey

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#5 posted 11-13-2019 03:57 AM

Wowzers! Nice! I have a book on segmented turning, but haven’t made anything yet, because of project backlog.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 11-13-2019 06:30 AM

John, that is a beautiful work of art, well done!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 11-13-2019 01:20 PM

GREAT job. thanks for sharing

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#8 posted 11-13-2019 04:21 PM

Incredible wood colours….realy beautiful bowl.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 11-13-2019 06:13 PM

So cool!

-- Pete

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#10 posted 11-14-2019 02:47 AM

Looks fantastic. Your niece is very lucky.

-- Julian

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