Segmented Vase

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 11-26-2020 01:28 AM 579 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister commissioned me to make a thank you gift for a good friend.
I had just discovered segmented turning and thought this would be a perfect time to try my first segmented project.
I could NOT get the segments the right size no matter what I did, so I bought this widget from a guy on EBay, made the jig and the pieces fit perfectly.
The results are spectacular, A LOT of work, a lot of pieces to glue up.
Piece of advice, if it’s a bigger piece, glue up the bottom half, turn it and then glue up the top half, then glue it to the bottom half and turn the whole thing.
It makes doing the inside of the vase a breeze.
Oak (for the cool grain pattern) and Walnut for the solid color rings.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 11-26-2020 02:00 AM

That’s a beauty Ray. Nothing like getting hooked on segmented turning. And yes it seems like half the project is glue. Nice work, the friend will love it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 11-26-2020 02:29 AM

You done a fine job of the base Ray, well done!

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

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#3 posted 11-26-2020 03:27 AM

You done a fine job of the base Ray, well done!

- crowie

beautiful vase,love the look.thanks for the flip crowie.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 11-26-2020 08:50 AM

Thanks guys!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#5 posted 11-26-2020 09:26 AM

Nice job. It came out great

-- Petey

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#6 posted 11-26-2020 10:22 AM

Outstanding, colosal project….beautiful finish!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 11-26-2020 01:21 PM

Beautiful vase/ workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 11-26-2020 01:46 PM

The vase looks awesome. Great work!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 11-26-2020 02:10 PM

Real nice vase and great finish!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 11-26-2020 03:07 PM

Beautiful job! Wedgie sleds are perfect. If you haven’t yet, get on line and see the instructional videos that Jerry has and you will be amazed. Keep the pics coming, you do great work.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#11 posted 11-26-2020 04:04 PM

Wow, This is a great first segmented job. I like the shape and composition. Take a look at Segmented Woodturners ( Lots of inspiration in their gallery and a great community forum to provide plenty of help.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#12 posted 11-26-2020 04:18 PM

Wow, that is some nice vase! Hard to believe it’s your first try, great result.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 11-26-2020 09:17 PM

That came out really nice. Good job.
The wedgie you got comes from seg-easy.
Here is a link to the web site.
The have instructions on how to make an adjustable sled to accept different sizes of wedgies.
Lots of good info on the web site.

-- John

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#14 posted 11-27-2020 02:38 AM

Real nice vase.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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