Segminated Bowl :-)

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Project by Ron Ford posted 03-28-2014 11:15 PM 1242 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since this one is a combination of both segmented (top walnut ring) and laminated (next four rings of walnut and white oak) elements, I decided the most descriptive term is “segminated”

I had some decent size scraps of walnut and white oak left from some other projects, so I trued up the edges on the jointer, then a pass or two through my drum sander to make them 100% flat and consistent. After gluing them up I resawed the glued-up boards to get pieces about 3/4” thick and ran them through the drum sander again. Cutting them into lengths of about 8” each I then glued them up at right angles from one ring to the next. Adding a segmented walnut ring to the top and a solid walnut piece for the bottom and it was ready to turn once the glue dried.

I like the nice round bottom that the solid walnut created, and the overall visual effect is fun. Easy to make and a little different. Finished bowl is about 3 1/2” high and 7 1/2” wide. Finish coat is Danish oil, buffed out on my Beall buffing system.

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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#1 posted 03-28-2014 11:30 PM

They look like real tight joints Ron, nice pattern & combo of timber, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 04:37 AM

Very Nice and Well done! Thanks for Posting.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 03-29-2014 06:54 PM

I like the non symmetrical aspect you achieved by using different shapes in your rings

-- Glen

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 09:12 AM

Segmenating is a whole new PLANET. Nice bowl.

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

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#5 posted 04-02-2014 03:36 PM

It came out beautiful. Like the great wood colors and the unique pattern. Great job!

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