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Jul 7th, 2012 at 7:52pm
 
This is my third segmented turning. It is not my design. I copied it from an instructional video from Malcolm Tibbets on feature rings.  I will try to hit some high and lows on making this vase.  It is 23 inches tall and 15 1/2 inches wide.  It has 1660 pieces not counting the 12 pieces of marquetry on the bottom.  It has five feature rings and 8 different woods.  Bubinga is now one of my favorite woods.  I made a custom sled for my table saw and cut most of the segments on it. Feature rings had to be cut on a miter saw. Once I accurized my sled it was super accurate.  All ring glue ups were in one step.  Lastly a woodworker I admired said place a surprise somewhere in your work.  If someone turns my vase upside down they will find my and my wifes initial and a thissle flower. It is my design, cut using a double bevel marquetry technique.  As this project grew and my pocket book shrank I swore I would not ever do one so big again. Now that it is complete I am kinda excited thinking about another big one!  Questions and comments welcome
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Reply #1 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 7:54pm
 
Ok here is pic #2. Gonna figure out ths computer yet
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Reply #2 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 7:56pm
 
Absolutely incredible! What an Art Piece. smilies=bowdown smilies=bowdown
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Reply #3 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 7:56pm
 
I will be the first to say that that is a beautiful piece.
The planning and execution really show the time was put to good use.
Do you have a photo of the bottom?

What finish?
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Reply #4 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 7:57pm
 
You posted the picture of the bottom before I could peck out my reply.
thanks.
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Reply #5 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 8:10pm
 
Incredibly nice piece of workmanship !

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Reply #6 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 8:22pm
 
In a word... WOW!
Very nice.
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Reply #7 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 8:31pm
 
Outstanding piece of work smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #8 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 8:41pm
 
The finish is 12 light coats of automotive grade acrylic lacquer.  I would have put on more but I ran out.  The stress of making this was huge.  Each step was thought out time and time again.  Each time I went to my wife for more money to buy wood she would say... This for the same piece,.... don't break it.  The walls are 3/16 to 1/4 inch thick.  I turned it almost exclusively with a 1/2 inch Thompson bowl gouge, I had shavings that looked like steel wool.  This wasn't without incident,  The biggest was at the end when I went to part it off the face plate glue block,  I forgot to turn down the rps and went thru it unexpectedly (sharp thin parting tool), it came off the lathe at 700 rpm, bounced off the bed of my home made lathe, (covered in shavings).  I caught it on my chin, right arm and chest.  No harm, only a bruse on my cheek the next day!
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Reply #9 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 10:33pm
 
Wow just a beautiful piece.
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Reply #10 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 11:38pm
 
looks great
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Reply #11 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 11:50pm
 
wow very nice work.
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Reply #12 - Jul 7th, 2012 at 11:55pm
 
Nice job! Malcolm's video's are a good source of information. Sounds like the parting  effort created an interesting adrenaline moment.
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Reply #13 - Jul 8th, 2012 at 12:32am
 
smilies=bowdown smilies=bowdownWOW!
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Reply #14 - Jul 8th, 2012 at 4:19am
 
Steve,
That is fantastic work & the colors go very well together. I will admit I think the real light wood on the bottom I'm not to fond of, I think it takes away from the others.
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