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Ongoing Segmented Whatever...

by Ted
posted 06-29-2014 04:02 PM


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#1 posted 06-29-2014 04:12 PM

Ok, what’s next???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 06-29-2014 04:13 PM

I hear you about not wanting the lathe to sit idle. Good choice to mount it on a faceplate so you can move it back and forth with other projects. I bought a second chuck to do just that same thing…....Jim

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

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#3 posted 06-29-2014 05:36 PM

Ted … I know what you mean about not wanting the lathe to sit idle. My wife is pretty sure I have a mistress named Delta hiding out in the shop.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 06-29-2014 06:58 PM

My mistress is named Central Machinery… she’s cheap but dependable. ;)

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#5 posted 06-29-2014 08:09 PM

Mine sits idle all the time, can’t even get her to clean the shop…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#6 posted 06-29-2014 08:24 PM

Mine just messes up the shop, scattering saw dust and shavings everywhere.

First layer, starting from the top and going clockwise is Padauk, Snakewood, Maple, Cherry, Bubinga, White Oak, Zircote, Panga-Panga.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#7 posted 06-29-2014 09:21 PM

That’s a pretty cool project. I’m looking forward to seeing the progress.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#8 posted 06-29-2014 10:27 PM

I’m fitting the pieces together randomly at random angles, the only rule being that no layer will have two pieces of the same species. Waiting for the glue to dry enough that I can turn this layer. From the top going clockwise, Cypress, BCX Plywood, Bloodwood, Walnut, Panga-Panga, Douglas Fir, Zircote, Zebra.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#9 posted 06-29-2014 10:31 PM

Chris, I’m having a lot of fun with this one. I’m thinking just a bunch of segments randomly glued together will not be unique enough. Embellishments will be added once I have enough to work with. For now I’m just stacking random pieces. Gotta do something with them scraps, right? :)

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#10 posted 06-29-2014 10:41 PM

Looking very interesting. Turn turn turn Ted Ted Ted…. whoa! got dizzy fer a minute

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#11 posted 06-29-2014 10:51 PM

Roger, that wasn’t dizzy… it was a flashback…

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#12 posted 06-29-2014 10:58 PM

Interesting concept, Ted. It should be a lot of fun. I like allowing a project to design itself as you go along.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 06-30-2014 12:21 AM

I guess I’m gonna have to go out there, wake the old girl up, and spin her out on the floor…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 06-30-2014 01:03 AM

Tedster you are giving me ideas for a bowl.

I’ve been working on some catalpa bowls. Not having much luck.

AP

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#15 posted 06-30-2014 01:48 AM

Tedster, you go get’em. Good for you, bro.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#16 posted 06-30-2014 02:08 AM

Turn out! Didn’t see that one comin! Good work bud.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#17 posted 06-30-2014 03:05 AM

Fridge, you shouldn’t humor me… my jokes can get way cornier than that one, or so I’m told.

AP, if anything I do inspires others then all the better!

Really Marty… that lathe ain’t gonna turn itself!

Well gang, I pretty quickly grew tired of cutting pieces and gluing them in, so I topped it off with another piece of Sapele and finished it up. Well, not exactly finished… I want to make a lid for it. But more about that in a moment. Here’s the bowl…

This last one shows the ugly side of the bowl.

I wanted to continue with more layers but when I saw the ugly side I lost my inspiration. But it’s not a complete loss… I can make a lid for it, with holes in it, and call it a potpourri bowl. Then just set it with the ugly side facing the wall.

The lid will have to wait. I will be way too busy the next few days to play with wood, as I have 3 apartments to paint, a deck to finish staining and a list of building maintenance duties I have to attend to.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#18 posted 06-30-2014 12:00 PM

Nice, Ted. It makes a very interesting bowl.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#19 posted 06-30-2014 01:04 PM

Thanks Chris. I hope to make the lid in a couple of days.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#20 posted 06-30-2014 01:23 PM

Ted—I likes it!!

AP

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#21 posted 06-30-2014 01:27 PM

Thanks Andy, it did work out better than I expected.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#22 posted 06-30-2014 07:05 PM

I missed the beginning of the blog Ted and now it’s over…...cool idea, wished you had kept going, but it really turned out cool…even the ugly side…...not sure what makes it the ugly side, looks good from here…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#23 posted 06-30-2014 08:28 PM

Jeff, I call it the ugly side because the vertical joints meet and because not enough variety of colors or sizes. I should have use smaller pieces with more color variations and avoided letting any vertical joints line up. So to my eye, it’s ugly. :)

The project isn’t done, just the bowl. I’m going to make a lid for it. I have some ideas, just don’t have the time. I probably won’t get back to it until this weekend, but I think the wait will be worth it. Thanks for posting! :D

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#24 posted 07-15-2014 04:30 AM

So what finally happened is I just made a simple lid for it and called it done. I guess I should have cleaned any oils, or let the glue fully cure (Titebond Original) rather than putting the lacquer finish on it right away, as you can see the white stuff appeared withing a few days. This is not one for the Projects, as it was really just an exercise and frankly, one that didn’t turn out so well. Still, I like the little bowl with the lid…. it’s pretty cool for a first segmented bowl.

The lid is Sapele with a Bloodwood knob.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#25 posted 07-15-2014 11:48 AM

Sure looks good from what I see in the picture. The lid really goes great with the bowl.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#26 posted 07-15-2014 12:28 PM

Nice finish for your cool little build Ted…....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#27 posted 07-15-2014 12:41 PM

A really nice piece of work, Ted. Looks like you had fun with it, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#28 posted 07-15-2014 11:02 PM

Perhaps it is an “Ugly Duckling”....
However, beauty is in the eye of the beer holder!!!

Great experiment and exercise in “go with the flow” project design.
I wood say that it “turned” out rather nice…. even if it is ugly!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#29 posted 07-16-2014 04:16 AM

Thanks for the kind words, gang. Maybe I’m just being picky. It did come out pretty good for a practice project. I do plan on doing some segmented stuff some time soon. But for now I’m just turning pens.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#30 posted 07-22-2014 04:53 PM

I know you said it was from scraps, but beautiful work!

-- Jason R.

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#31 posted 07-22-2014 09:18 PM

Jason, they were beautiful scraps. Thanks for the kind words.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#32 posted 07-23-2014 01:18 AM

I like it. It looks like a good use of scraps.

-- Steve

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