Practice, 1900 piece segmented turning.

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I made the top feature ring for the feature ring contest at I was blessed by the members with 1st place. I had actually made the ring as practice for large vessel I’m building. When it won though, I knew I had to complete the project. I also needed a piece to take with me to submit for the instant gallery at the AAW symposium. That’s when I made the rest of the vessel. While I didn’t win anything at the symposium, I did get to spend a lot of time with Malcolm Tibbetts and Bruce Campbell. Both are so very talented in every aspect of wood turning. It was just wonderful that they took time out of their busy event schedule to really share their knowledge with me. Anyway, this piece stands 12” tall, 8”wide, has 1902 pieces to be precise and is turned to 3/16 thick. The woods used are Tiger Maple & Tropical Walnut. Please enjoy.

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 10:51 PM

Awesome !

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#2 posted 06-30-2012 11:44 PM


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#3 posted 07-01-2012 01:35 AM

A real work of art!

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#4 posted 07-01-2012 01:45 AM

Beautiful work!

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#5 posted 07-01-2012 02:04 AM

Amazing layering! The patterns and colors remind me of the ancient pottery that came from the Hellenistic period in Greece. Definitely a classic.

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#6 posted 07-01-2012 02:16 AM

awsome turning…....i hope some day to have the time to try something like that

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#7 posted 07-01-2012 02:22 AM

Everything about the vase is gorgeous! The wood selection is stunning and the workmanship is second to none. Three-sixteenths inch—incredible!


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#8 posted 07-01-2012 02:49 AM

A striking piece !

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#9 posted 07-01-2012 02:55 AM

awe inspiring piece. very precise work… one of my favorites

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#10 posted 07-01-2012 03:41 AM


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#11 posted 07-01-2012 03:44 AM

That is just gorgeous !! : )
I can’t believe you didn’t take home a blue ribbon for this entry !!

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#12 posted 07-01-2012 04:18 AM

Awesome, Fabulous. Tibbetts was the one got me segmented turning; a true legend. Thanks for posting this beautiful piece.

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#13 posted 07-01-2012 04:21 AM

Very beautiful segmented turning, unique feature ring, excellent workmanship and finish. It’s hard to believe this didn’t win something at the show. Truely outstanding work.

-- Tom D

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#14 posted 07-01-2012 05:23 AM

Wow, very cool looking piece! Great job

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#15 posted 07-01-2012 07:16 AM

Several years ago I did an interview with Kevin Neally he is a pioneer of this art form as it is done today . while going through some of the old deltagrams I found early segmented turnings. It is amazing what can be done and I know Kevin has a program he sells that lets you work out the design before you turn anything. This wonderful piece is easily worth 2 thousand dollars or more and it is a piece I would love to own. I would like to get together with you and do a story on this build I will pm you to discuss this with you in a few days.

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