One of the more challenging tasks in lathe work is creating segmented pieces. They are beautiful when one takes care in mixing different species of wood. The challenge arises in cutting the pieces so they fit without gaps, gluing pieces together and clamping them, and then turning them on the lathe. Mounting on the lathe can be tricky and one has to take some safety precautions in case it comes off the lathe at high speed or the parts come apart. 🙁
This piece was my first segmented bowl and I am proud of it. It is about 8 inches in diameter at the top. I think the different types of wood fit together pretty well. Makes for a pretty good candy dish for a coffee table.