Segmented Bowl Featuring Narrow Lip

Lipped Bowl in Cherry & WalnutI’ve been “on location” for some time. A neighbor, Roger Dokken, has helped me with my shortage of woodturning equipment such as a table saw and miter saw. He has also kept me and my wife supplied with lemons, grapefruit, and oranges.

Before returning home, I want to give Roger something in return. I also want to experiment with a bowl with a convex profile, opening wide at the top to welcome anything. I also wanted a contrasting lip or edge.

The problem with this concept is the wood for the lip. In most segmented turning the segments are glued up in a brick lay fashion on top of each other. When the bowl goes into a wide sweep such as the top of this bowl, usually the segments have to be very wide. This, compounded with the sweep makes the segment appear even wider. To counter this, I planned to joint the lip ring with a mortise and tenon approach. If successful, the rim would appear much more narrow than otherwise.

This bowl is finished with walnut oil.


2 Responses to “Segmented Bowl Featuring Narrow Lip”

  1. Bruce says:

    Hello Alan, I have been watching your videos for a few months now and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy them. I appreciate the professionalism of the video and presentation. This last one was very interesting and I liked the look of the thin flare. I have added this project to my todo list and will give it to one of my long time customers.

    I also liked the info on the make your own faceplates video. I had done one in the past but your tips triggered a session where I made 3 more and I bought a reverse chucking adapter (working on the vacuum chuck now).

    I know you are over your sphere fear but I found this video yesterday about a rather unique method of doing spheres or balls.


    • Alan says:

      Thanks for writing. I’m glad you’ve found the videos useful.
      You can’t have enough faceplates. I’m gradually accumulating more different sizes.
      The sphere video was interesting but I’ll keep my method unless I need a bunch at a specific size.
      Keep in touch – Great turning.