First large segmented bowl

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Project by ldl posted 06-24-2013 06:14 PM 2284 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kinda got carried away with the pic. This is my first large segmented bowl. Cut the segments on my SCMS. They turned out almost perfect. I only had to sand the halves a little to line up for the circle. I really need a drum sander to make these though. I sanded the segment sides with a ROS but this doesn’t get them level as they should be. The top 2 rows are maple. The 3rd layer is oak and the 4-7 layers I’m not sure of. Might be cherry.

It took me about 2 1/2 days to make it as a lot of time was spent figuring and figuring out how to do it. It was a lot of fun to do. I used tips from several turners that made it easier. There are several jigs I have seen recently that I don’t have that would make these easier to build. Oh well maybe some day.

It is 12 1/2” od, 11 1/2” id at top, 7” h. It was finished with water based polyurethane.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#1 posted 06-24-2013 06:22 PM

If you were to ask me there’s never enough pictures! The more the better!
Your work is superb Dewayne! Vey nice bowl!!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 09:06 PM

That’s allot of work, but it turned out beautifully

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#5 posted 06-24-2013 09:31 PM

Dewayne real nice segmented bowl I really like it. I just started to turn my first segmented bowl,but will have to wait awhile to finish it for I have jury duty this week will post it when I am done with it.
Nice job on yours.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#6 posted 06-24-2013 09:40 PM

Very nice segmented bowl Dewayne! I like the thickness, gives the piece good weight.

Is that a SuperNova 2 chuck? I have one and I love mine. Curios to what you think.

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#7 posted 06-25-2013 12:17 AM

Great job, In fact very nice, Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 06-25-2013 12:37 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. It was a fun build.

Dwinkel5 the chuck on the lathe is a Teknatool Nova Titan. The one in the shelf behind the lathe is the Nova Supernova2. I also have the Nova G3 also. I decided to stay with one brand chuck to be able to switch jaws. I think chucks are like a lot of things in that you usually like what you use first unless there is a valid reason. That being said I like them. I plan to buy another G3 when I can find it on sale to use with my smaller jaws. I really hate to swap jaws even though I can.

Bill have you posted your drum sander. I haven’t taken the time to look. I want to build one but will have to wait till I can build my shop. My back porch shop is full.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 06-25-2013 12:40 AM

Bill I went back and checked on your sander. I just rem I though I had saw it. Again nice job.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#10 posted 06-25-2013 01:27 AM

Hi Dewayne:
I just got to the computer tonight to see the great Bowl you just built. It looks Great. I sure hope you can find the time to build your Shop. I can bet your wife would like you tracking in less saw dust and you would have more room for toys.
By the way, if you make a bowl and don’t know what to do with it you can always send it to me.
Great Job.

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#11 posted 06-25-2013 01:33 AM

That is a great looking bowl Dewayne. You did a nice job on the glue up for a first timer. The different woods seem to blend together well. I only have the wood chosen for mine and just can’t get the time to start on it. Can’t wait to see your next one.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 06-25-2013 04:48 AM

Great looking bowl.

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#13 posted 06-25-2013 05:37 PM

Bigrock the shop is getting closer. Beginning to get serious.
I wish I could give one away but every time I make one she just says that is my favorite. I’ve just about got all the shelf space in the house full and now she wants me to build another shelf unit. Haaaa Haaaa

Dave nothing should get between a man and his lathe. haaa Haaa. I watched numerous videos and the drawing sys in the second photo helped me the most. It lets you plan ahead how the bowl will look and also plan how to cut the pieces for it to werk out right. I’m looking forward to seeing your bowl when you complete it.

Thanks Ottacat

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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