vase segmented turning

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Project by phillip butler posted 03-31-2014 11:52 PM 1475 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This vase is maple and purpleheart, consists of ten rings and a total of 398 smaller pieces. Stylistically the design hopefully reflects southwestern Indian pottery. A big thanks goes out to my friend and teacher Jim Glynn who helped me solve problems throughout the several weeks needed to complete it.

Building the feature ring was the most challenging part as it required close tolerances when cutting, shaping, and turning the individual segments, the more complex of which each contain 27 small pieces.
and I relied on the Incra mitre guage for the essential precise 15 degree cuts. its a good piece of equipment.

thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of this piece but am ready for a break and will return to simpler projects next week. hope you like


-- phil, nevada

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 12:56 AM

Well done

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 01:40 AM

I appreciate the time and skill it took to make this turning and it is very cool looking.

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#3 posted 04-01-2014 02:45 AM

Sweet vase, Phil!!

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

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#4 posted 04-02-2014 11:47 AM

Very nice segmented vase, looks great. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 04-07-2014 03:54 PM

Lovely vase! Attractive wood mix and pattern, like the shape. It looks great inside and out. Great job!

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