Posts Tagged ‘segmented bowl’


Revisit Mixed Open & Closed Segment Bowl

Also viewable on YouTube A few weeks ago I made this bowl for my neighbor who had moved away. But, before I could give it to him, segments in the base separated. Likely, the wood was not a dry as I had assumed. So, to fix this problem, I made a new segment ring. I […]

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Woodturning Open Segment Hollow Form Vase

I appreciate the form of classic vases and decided to turn one using open segmentation. This vase is walnut and cherry. Maple would have contrasted more but I think the tonal shades of the cherry blend nicely with the walnut. It is about 9 inches high and about 5 inches in diameter. This vase has […]

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Woodturn A Mixed Open & Closed Segmented Bowl

I made this segmented oak bowl for neighbors who recently moved away. The wood came from leftovers that they had stored in their crawlspace. I wanted them to have something from the house to remember their home and the neighborhood. The bowl is oak; 7 rings: 6 closed segment rings of 12 segments each, and […]

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Segmented Woodturning To Fix My Mother’s Old Stone Clock

Sometimes the best project is a simple project to help someone else in a small but critical way. This is the case with this project. My mother has a sentimental attachment to a stone clock that her brother in law made for her many, many years ago. Unfortunately the clock stopped working. Testing revealed that […]

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Woodturning A Crazy Droopy Segmented Bowl

While at the Utah Woodturning Symposium I picked up a book about Ray Allen showing his segmented work. It was inspiring and inspired this project. Normally, segment rings must have perfectly parallel faces or else the bowl looks weird. In this case, I want the bowl to look weird — the rings are deliberately not […]

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A Segmented Solar Spring Flower

It has been a tough winter for many people; and spring is having a tough time getting underway. Let’s help it along with a solar powered dancing flower. The flower mechanism is purchased at a local dollar store. The project is to turn a nice wood cup to hide the awful plastic. I grabbed a […]

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Disaster Strikes Woodturning A Segmented Bowl

I had grand plans for this project: a shallow bowl on a pedestal — the pedestal having a hidden chamber. But things did not go my way. One thing after another and this project turned into a salvage operation. In the end I have a 56 segment oak bowl that looks great — until you […]

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Segmented Woodturning – Case For Reading Glasses

Sometimes I need reading glasses, but they’re never where I need them. Sometimes they get squashed, bent and otherwise mangled. Here’s a solution – a beautiful case. Make as many as you want to have one with a pair of reading glasses anywhere you may need one. This case consists of 11 rings: 10 of […]

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Segmented Bowl Featuring Narrow Lip

I’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 […]

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