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Mar 20th, 2013 at 10:05am
 
This is the segmented bowl that I referred to in a previous post. All the mistakes are there in all their glory, so I can always look back and compare the starting to what will come later. The wood is cheap, poplar and oak purchased from Lowes. The gap is filled with apoxy and copper glitter. This will stay at home for my own reference. I am looking forward to my next effort and hope I can come up with tighter joints and more precise assembly. Smiley
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Re: First brush with segmenting
Reply #1 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 12:07pm
 
I'll bet you learned a lot from making that...
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Reply #2 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 1:04pm
 
Wicked!

I have never been brave enough to try segmented bowls. Don't really have the skills or materials to try this type of thing but one day, one day  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Re: First brush with segmenting
Reply #3 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 1:28pm
 
You know what they say, ya gotta start somewhere.
One thing I would suggest, is that maybe you start with only one species of wood. Mixing red oak and poplar can have it's own set of problems, no necessarily in the joinery stage but in the turning stage. Also using only one species can help you identify a less than perfect joint.
With contrasting woods, your eye goes to the joint between the two woods.
With only one species, your eye sees more of the wood and less of the joinery, if there are no gaps.
Here is a bowl I made a while back as an example of what I mean.
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It's certainly not my best looking bowl, but the joinery is sound. If there were gaps or glue lines, you would see them right away since there is nowhere to hide.
Now get started on number 2
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Reply #4 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 2:47pm
 
In most cases, especially for beginners, its a good idea to stagger the seams. Think of laying bricks or playing with Legos.
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Reply #5 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 4:14pm
 
Nigel, that's what I thought myself, but an old hand at this told me that I could do it with a miter saw, so, I tried, and I learned a lot. Each and every mistake was a learning experience. I'm also sure that I will still make some of these mistakes again. I've always been stubborn that way.

And Ron, the brick pattern was what I thought I was doing, but my methodology was less exacting than I thought. Maybe my next effort will be better. Smiley
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Reply #6 - Mar 20th, 2013 at 4:18pm
 
By the way, I started cutting some new lumber pieces for my next attempt today. Smiley
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Reply #7 - Mar 21st, 2013 at 7:32am
 
That's pretty darn good for a first segmented piece.  And practice makes perfect... Waiting to see the second one, and third, and forth... Smiley
Did you put a finish on it?
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Reply #8 - Mar 21st, 2013 at 7:58am
 
For anyone starting segmenting I highly recommend the two dvd's by Curt Theobald, they are full of great info, Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
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Reply #9 - Mar 21st, 2013 at 9:11am
 
Another thing that might be good for the beginner is to take a look at the Segmented woodturners website.
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There is quite a lot of information there. You do have to pay to join to be able to get all the content, but it can be worth it.
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