This vessel is the 15th piece of wood I ever put on a lathe about 4 years ago. When I started turning, I said to myself "Myself, turning would be a good cheap hobby" BOY WAS I WRONG. I picked up 2 books, one was a tribute to Ray Allan and the other by Malcolm Tibbetts. Once I read through them, the words "Cheap hobby" went right out the window. I wanted to challenge myself. I was successful in doing so. The vessel pictured is named Monsoon. The name was due to it always raining during the monsoon season here when I was working on it. It has 1495 individual pieces. It's made of Morado, Black Limba, Curly Maple, Hard Maple, Walnut, Wenge, Gabon Ebony and Turquoise inlace. It took 6 monthss to build. Please enjoy
WOW! That is an amazing piece. I can't get over it. Perfectly beautiful.
My new Avatar it is. Thank you guys very much, you are way too kind.
Funny you should say that. The count stands at 1495 after counting about 10 times and coming up with that number 4 out of 10 times. I wish I had put on 5 more pieces. 1500 pieces would have coincided with the fact that it was my 15th piece I'd ever turned.
BTW I'm working on a curved cabinet humidor you guys might enjoy. ( If I can ever finish it. Been on it for a year.) Pics soon.
For those of you wanting to try segmenting, I suggest starting with a few rings with 6 pieces cut at 30 degrees on each side. You can glue them up quick, end up with a real nice piece and not blow your brains to smithereens. The rings on the above vessel have 24 segments in most of them. What's funny is, I can make perfectly aligned rings with 24 pieces but I can screw up a 4 sided picture frame every time. I just don't get it. LMAO