Segmented Bowl (Oops, messed up on the feature ring)

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Project by trasner posted 07-12-2012 11:04 PM 2231 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woods: Brazilian Cherry, Bloodwood, figured Maple, teak, ebony and maple veneers.
Height: 14 inches
Diameter: 9.5 inches
Pieces: 320

I was really happy with this bowl especially since somehow I over mitered the ziz-zag ring. The feature ring was supposed to be the widest part of the bowl, but I just couldn’t bare the idea of remaking it since the other rings were already done. So I improvised. It is different but an original and my critic (the wife) loves it so it found a place on top of the fireplace mantle.

Thanks for viewing.

-- Todd

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#1 posted 07-13-2012 12:03 AM

That is beautiful. Superb creation.
I’m not sure what the feature ring stuff is all about, but I like it.
Maybe someday I’ll get more involved in segmenting.

-- Website is finally up and

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 01:00 PM

That’s beautiful. Makes me so envious. I can’t even get close to the lathe. Dang thing scares me to death. I’d love to be able to do work like that. It’s a real show piece.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 06:29 PM

its beautiful

-- Joe, Ga

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#4 posted 07-13-2012 10:59 PM

It looks great Todd, in segmented turning there is not much room for error but you were able to recover. I have done similar things, now I make my feature ring first and build everything else around it. I can’t tell you how many rings I have laying around my shop that I make ahead of time then did not fit. So I avoid making rings ahead of time.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 07-14-2012 02:02 AM

Tom, Thanks for the tip . BTW, love your work


-- Todd

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 12:32 PM

Looks great. Lots of time spent doing this I am sure. The feature rig looks nice.

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#7 posted 11-17-2019 05:16 PM

I agree with Tom. When doing a feature ring for a new bowl I always do the feature ring first then fit the rest of the bowl to the feature. Having said that I have to admit you did a great job of making it work. Your points on the zig zag look perfect. Well done.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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