Segmented Dish

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Project by tyskkvinna posted 06-17-2012 12:39 AM 10293 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for the Frank Lloyd Wright design fun going on in the blogs. It’s also an exercise in playing around with my new bandsaw. The two kind of went hand in hand.

There’s a lot of rock maple in here, along with walnut, mahogany, cherry, osage orange, olivewood, redwood, bloodwood, zebrawood, paduak.. I think that’s it.. :)

It’s my first attempt at complicated segmenting so obviously I still have a lot to learn. It also was a little tricky to turn because I have to turn it without removing it from the chuck so the front and back are cut in the same go.

It’s about 6.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall. Built up a polish till it felt like glass.

For fun, I put it up for sale in my etsy shop. We’ll see if anybody wants it!

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-17-2012 12:43 AM

Sweet job on that one, Lis. That was fast. I just saw the layup this morning at the meeting! Nice going…Jim

Oh, and you’ll just love that Grizzly G0555 bandsaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#2 posted 06-17-2012 12:56 AM

Well it was all glued up and ready to go this morning and I had planned on making it my project today. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#3 posted 06-17-2012 01:35 AM

Wow Lis! Super kool bowl. Really like the wood combos, and design. Very nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 06-17-2012 01:39 AM

Great looking bowl Lis, where did you get the design? Looks like a great way to use up left over woods.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 06-17-2012 02:07 AM

Hi Lis, That is certainly a different kind of segmenting than I am doing! I have to say that I like this and will be trying this later.

I will advise you to sharpen your turning chisels more often because it looks like there is some evidence of tear outs on the bottom of the bowl in pix 6. A sharp chisel will minimize that. That is one of many reasons I like doing segmented turning, no end grains to tear out!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 06-17-2012 04:20 AM

this is one great lookin pc of work wish I had time to just look at it, but it is nice great work

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#7 posted 06-17-2012 06:00 AM


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#8 posted 06-17-2012 09:38 AM

This is really beautiful, Lis! I love seeing it. The colors are beautiful and it definitely has that art deco ‘flavor’. Great piece! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 06-17-2012 01:53 PM

I agree on the Art Deco flare and a well done piece. It does hurt my head though trying to figure out how you fit all those pieces together so well! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 06-17-2012 02:22 PM

I designed it based off of a set of window panes I found made by Frank Lloyd Wright. The idea was that if you look at it from the top, you can clearly see the “panes” and if you look at it from any other angle it just looks kind of weird and overwhelming. I added a whole lot of mixed woods to add to that overwhelming sensation… I wanted it to feel like one of those windows that has so many colours you just stare at it.

You do not see tearout, but my novice bandsaw skills. :-) I also made most of this before I figured out how to calibrate the thing properly. But hey, we live and learn.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#11 posted 06-17-2012 04:34 PM

Picaso would be proud! your patience level is obviously far greater than mine for putting this all together and making it work. Very beautiful job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 06-17-2012 04:59 PM

This is the first one like this with some color(Osage Orange). Nice touch. It looks great.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#13 posted 06-17-2012 05:19 PM


-- duke 66 ocala fl.

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#14 posted 06-17-2012 08:08 PM

Wow! I’ve done a few bowls from glue-ups, but you’ve taken it to the extreme. Fantastic job, Lis.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 06-17-2012 10:35 PM

Cool, I can’t imagine how long that took you to glue up.

-- Benjamen Johnson, Burbs of Minneapolis

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