Segmented ring bowls

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Project by Bluepine38 posted 06-08-2011 09:14 PM 2104 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been busy playing in the shop, but I realized I had not posted any project pictures. Starting in
my backwards fashion these bowls were made with the help of my Deltal compound slide rest shown
in picture 5. Picture 4 shows some practice bowls I made because as more than one Lumberjock has
said, if you can not afford to make a practice or sample project, you will make mistakes in expensive
wood. Pictures 1 and 3 are different views of the same bowls and picture two is another run of
three bowls. I made one bowl and gave it to my middle son, his wife promptly asked me to make
one for the Hospice Ball auction. My son had a family barbecue and all the other children, grand
children and great grand children had to have one also. Who can resist a pleasant please will you
make one—————, from someone you love. I have 6 children, too many grandchildren, and not
enough great grandchildren, so I have been busy making bowls in an assembly line process, just as
I thought I was caught up, another grandson got married, so I have one more left for Jesse and
his new significant other. If are not all similar, you get the old, can I have one like that syndrome?, so
I am finally ending up with this process and getting started with segmented turning according to
Bill Kandler

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#1 posted 06-08-2011 09:49 PM

Thats the worst of being so talented (ahem, I’ve heard). Everybody’s got their hand out for a gimme.
I’m sure all your family are delighted with their new bowls. They look brilliant.
Hell, I’d be happy if i’d made the practice ones.

How’s that compound slide working out for you? I was a turner(of metal) in a previous life and have always
wondered if they would be much of an advantage on a wood lathe.


-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#2 posted 06-08-2011 09:54 PM

hi very nice bowls love the shape and the segment design keep on turning


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#3 posted 06-08-2011 11:59 PM

The compound slide rest is working great, it was given to me as a basket case when I bought a 1950’s
12” Delta lathe from a retired master cabinetmaker/carpenter. I made the weird shaped gib keys, tool
holder rocker and various other parts. Armstrong had discontinued the tool holders in 2005. so I made
adapters for some I got from Grizzly. I got the idea for the bowls from Swan Woods Design in Ovando,
Montana, and the gentleman I bought the lathe from said you can make them on the lathe, and told
me how. I have to regrind the parting tool points and sides to fit the radius. Then after you carefully
figure out the correct angle to part the wood allowing for the width of the parting tool, you have to
find out by trial and error how much the wood will deflect the cutter. I also use the tool bits to turn the
bowls to shape, because arthritis in the thumbs limits my turning time.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 03:58 PM

they look goood busy bee :-)
great to see you got the peices to make it and it seems to work pretty slick
thankĀ“s for sharing Gus

take care

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#5 posted 01-19-2014 07:05 PM

I’m sorry for the belated response, Gus! Your segmented turning projects are great works of art, and I’m inspired by your level of craftsmanship! How could I have missed them before?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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