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Merlin086
28th Jan 2011, 02:52 PM
Started turning about 3 yrs ago, the usual bowls etc.

Got inspired a couple of months ago to start doing some segmented turning.

This is my 5th effort over the past 2 months. It is made from Silky Oak and Aus. Cedar from 150yr old church pews. The pieces forming the centre diamonds are Bimble Box and inlayed with turquoise. Finish is gloss poly, and only had one coat so far.
Almost forgot, it is 720mm high and 290mm wide.

Paulphot
28th Jan 2011, 07:48 PM
Lovely work, must have taken some decent planing and accurate glue-up to get that effect.

dai sensei
29th Jan 2011, 10:20 AM
Looks great Merlin :cool:

munruben
29th Jan 2011, 10:27 AM
Really nice, well done.:2tsup:

Ed Reiss
29th Jan 2011, 12:27 PM
:wts: :2tsup:

artme
29th Jan 2011, 01:04 PM
Great work there Merlin!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

I have ambivalent feelings about segmented turning but i certinly admire the painstaking effort and skill that goes into the work.

Ad de Crom
29th Jan 2011, 07:47 PM
Merlin, really a lovely huge segmented vase.
Perfect made segmented rings, nice pattern.
And this all for the first time, hat off for you!!
Need a lot of patience.
What kind of a tool is used for the hollowing, I ask this because I'm a lover of segmented work.
For me a stunning piece of work.
Ad :2tsup::2tsup:

Merlin086
29th Jan 2011, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the nice comments ppl.

It is actually my 5th piece in 2 months since I started segmented turning.

For hollowing out I built the vase up from the base and hollowed as I went. I then chucked the top, hollowed as I went then joined the 2 halves and finished between centres.

For a hollowing tool I us a drill bit extension with a 1/4" socket.
This is about 600mm long embedded into a 25mm turned handle.
This "blank chisel handle" can then take any 1/4" router bit, so plenty of choice for cutter shape.
Easy to handle, no grabbing and the cutters are held in by 2 x 1/8" hex grub screws.

Merlin086
29th Jan 2011, 08:25 PM
Trying different timbers as feature panels but so far I like the bimble box with its natural voids, great for turquoise inlaying.

Sawdust Maker
29th Jan 2011, 08:53 PM
Very nice piece of work
the cedar and silky oak go well together

powderpost
29th Jan 2011, 09:10 PM
An excellent effort, well done. :2tsup:
Jim

orificiam
29th Jan 2011, 10:44 PM
Well Done Merlin beautiful seg. work. good to see you've started with the small stuff that way you can work you way to bigger things.:2tsup:
Cheers Tony.:)

Merlin086
30th Jan 2011, 02:02 PM
Well Done Merlin beautiful seg. work. good to see you've started with the small stuff that way you can work you way to bigger things.:2tsup:
Cheers Tony.:)

Haha, not with my jet midi I won't.........lol