Segmented Ring Bowl

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Project by stevengaletodd posted 01-13-2011 05:28 AM 2214 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a segmented bowl I made by gluing up the main body and then taking it to the bandsaw and cutting it in two at an angle. I then glued a redheart ring in between the two maple pieces. It’s got a yellowheart top and bottom. The inside turned out pretty cool.

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 06:07 AM

I think the outside looks pretty dang cool also. I am going to have to try that whenever I get back to the lathe. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 06:08 AM

I’m going to have to give this one a shot as well. Great effect!

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 06:27 AM

I likw the ring being off Center very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 07:46 AM

Takes balls to cut into a finished bowl to Finnish it.
Looks cool.

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 07:54 AM

So, did you clamp that to some kind of carrier to run along the band saw fence?

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 01:20 PM

Cool looking bowl. I did a segmented bowl over 30 years ago. My mom has it. Seeing all the other segmented bowls here. I’m going to have to try anotherone.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 01-13-2011 03:07 PM

Very nice. I have never seen that before.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 01-13-2011 04:28 PM

Very cool looking bowl, you must have made a jig or stand to run that through the bandsaw, but what did
you use to get the surfaces smooth enough to glue the redheart ring to them, or is this a small diameter
bowl, not that that would make it any easier with all the smaller pieces. Very interesting project, now I
going to have to go play in the shop and scratch my head for while until I can figure it out. Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 01-13-2011 04:54 PM

I didn’t use any jig on the bandsaw, I was just really careful to get a straight cut. I then took the two pieces and sanded them flat before gluing them back together. One thing that I didn’t mention is that you don’t want to turn the bowl to the final thickness before you cut it apart. You can every slice it after the segments are glued, before you turn it at all.

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#10 posted 01-13-2011 07:16 PM

Love it. Another idea I will steal (use as part of my research)

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 04:46 AM

This is neat. Great job.

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#12 posted 07-25-2011 04:16 PM


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