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Finished this today, my first segmented piece in a while, so was good to get it finished.
I have to admit that this one was a real learning curve for me, with things happening that wont happen again.
There are 12 segments in each ring and the longest segments are 3inch + on the feature and top ring. Because of the curve of the wall, the pieces on each end of the segment became much smaller than the others. Also the extra angle of the grain at the ends of the segments led to a bit of tear-out. So the moral of this story is don't make the feature ring segments so long.
The timbers used are Jarrah (bulk of the bowl) Yellow Walnut, African Padauk, Fake Ebony and Maple veneer.
There are only 1214 pieces, and the wall is 1/8 thick.
It has been sanded to 400 and finished with several coats of Wipe on Poly.
Thanks for looking and I hope you like it.
C & C welcome.

Bob

Measures 11" x 5"

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great work,Bob
Lot of effort you have
maybe some blog how did you do that bowl?
 

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Yeah Bob fess up on the design process…please!!
A bit stingy on the photos too!!

Not that I have skills anywhere near the ability to produce something like that

Thats a real great shine for only 400 grit too!!
 

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Beautiful job Bob!
Your choice of woods in the feature ring really make this one pop. The use of light colored veneer, giving you those fine lines in hard contrast to the dark fake ebony is one of my favorite parts of this. Detail is incredible and the craftsmanship superb. I'm impressed by the 1/8" wall thickness, I'll bet its very light in the hand. Great job!
 

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Thanks Mark, Bambi, Rob and Mark. It was a lot of fun but very frustrating when I discovered the segment irregularities. I like to have things right, if you hadn't already guessed.
As far as a blog goes I don't have any photos of the process. I'll have to think about it.

Bob.
 

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Aside of how you got there, this piece is absolutely stunning Bob. The shape, design and wood choices all add up to show off your amazing talents. Beautiful work!
 

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Extraordinary bowl and with 1214 pieces too. Well done Bob. This is something I would like to try when I learn to count that high.
 

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Very nicely done. Finished bowl looks great from here. Good choice in materials. Colours complement each other well. Welll done.
 

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^Thanks Tony, Dave and Brian.
I'm very happy it's finished, and Dave, I only have 10 toes and 10 fingers, it's just a matter of how many times you use them. LOL

Bob
 

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Good comeback Bob. I will remember that.
 

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Beautiful pattern on this one, I like other two you posted after this one, nice looking wood and shape.
 

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beautiful bowl.
 

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Home run with this one Bob, fabulous mate :)
cheers for the new year
pete
 

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This is a beautiful bowl, Great job.
 

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Beautiful !!!
 

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WOW,Bob. that is an extraordinary bowl!!
 

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That is a real beauty Bob, you have put a lot of work into the feature ring. A great start for the new year.
 

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Nice work, fantastic segmentation.
 

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Home run with this one Bob, fabulous mate :)
cheers for the new year
pete

- peteg
Thanks Pete, and the same to you and yours.
Bob
 
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