Wood Turning Challenge

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.

Segmented Bowl Side View
Zebra Wood, Red Oak, Walnut, UI Wood, Purple Heart
Segmented Bowl Top
Segmented Bowl Top Zebra Wood, Red Oak, and Walnut Segments
Segmented Bowl Standing
Side view of segmented bowl, standing on base.

About Bill P

Served for 20 years in the USAF. Afterwards worked as a Software Engineer and Computer Security Specialist, finally retiring all together in 2014. Enjoying hobbies of woodworking, ring making, photography, rock hounding, learning piano, and amateur radio.

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