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post #1 of 13 Old 05-26-2012, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Lots of inspiration here on the forum, from members like Bill Wyco and others.

Had to give this a shot, it was fun making it. Country Maple and the base is Shedua, from East Africa.

Except for the base, all the Maple pieces came out of my scraps bin.




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Very nice. About to embark on my first multi species piece. Stay tuned.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Progress pictures would have been nice.




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that is beautiful
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Very cool Willem,
nice work. Could you explain how you did the base?
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Very cool Willem,
nice work. Could you explain how you did the base?
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Mike, sorry I did not post build data, because I think there have been enough build threads on how to do a segmented bowl here for reference.

The base is hard wood inlay, using angle cutting on a scroll saw, explained in this chair thread.
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/c...-chairs-38430/

I have never done segmented turning before, but after some really good posts here on the forum, it was worth doing an experiment, which I thought would be just a training experience, as I totally winged it. I thought it would end up as experience in the scraps bin, but it actually worked out well.

The segments were 10 degree angles, cut on my Dewald miter saw, from my scrap bin. No drawings, I just printed out an autocad scale of 10 degree segments and measured accordingly. Used a band clamp from Lowes, which I think cost $12 To glue-up. This is a 16" diameter piece turned outboard on a Grizzly 1495 lathe, which was like dancing with a drunk lady, chisel in hand.

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That's fantastic! Beautiful piece that you should be extremely proud of.

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that's a great piece, and a wonderful way to keep the scraps bin from overflowing

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That is very nice. One of the nicest bowels I have ever seen not in an art gallery. I love it.

Any plans on putting it in a gallery? It is a piece of art.

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I agree with all above. Top notch! The character design in the bottom is great. Very cool to see someone pull off a -do or die- addition like that. Hats off to you.
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Thanks everyone for the complements and the inspiration.

I will be doing another of these, with a floating base in about 2 weeks. Anyone interested, we can run a class here in a thread.

You will need a lathe, that can handle a 10" bowl, a scroll saw and something which can resaw to around 1/8" for the veneer inlay. I will provide the drawings and the details of each step.

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Willem -- I don't have a scroll saw, nor the skills needed to make all those segments the right shape, but I'll watch with great interest.

Can I suggest that you start a brand new thread for the sign-up sheet and step-by-step -- I think that will catch more attention.

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Willem -- I don't have a scroll saw, nor the skills needed to make all those segments the right shape, but I'll watch with great interest.

Can I suggest that you start a brand new thread for the sign-up sheet and step-by-step -- I think that will catch more attention.
Will do, have a small project to get out of the way and will start the thread right after.

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