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Glenn M
5th Jan 2001, 08:58 AM
Holy cow, this guy has anything from 30 to over 450 pieces of wood in each bowl, it must take an incredible amount of patience. One of the things I hope to do eventually is segmented bowls because I think they look great, buuuut I don't think I will be attempting anything like this guy for quite some time... http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/smile.gif You know the best bit..? He sells his pieces on average for $350US!
www.turnedwood.com (http://www.turnedwood.com) and then click his bowls links.

(sorry if you guys have seen it already)

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Glenn
www.woodworkbooks.com (http://www.woodworkbooks.com)

RETIRED
5th Jan 2001, 12:51 PM
Gooday,

Glenn check out this link, and look at 98/99.
http://www.ubeaut.com.au/nats2k.htm

particularly the laminated urn

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Ian () Robertson
"We do good turns every day"

Glenn M
5th Jan 2001, 02:26 PM
SHAWEET!!!

That stuff is so beautiful makes me want my lathe more and more andmore and more and more... well you get the picture.

And a couple have sold for $800AUS. (voice of Mr Burns) Excellent!

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Glenn
www.woodworkbooks.com (http://www.woodworkbooks.com)

lacewood
5th Jan 2001, 09:03 PM
I have had a bad experience with a turned segmented item. I bought it about 7 or 8 years ago, before I got enthusiastic about turning myself, from a shop up NQLD way. The item held up until about 2 years ago when it began to separate. It now happily expands and contracts depending on the weather - the gaps are there even when the humidity is low and then there is unevenness as well when the humidity is high.

A one off or do you think all these segmented pieces are time bombs just waiting to go off ?!

Glenn M
8th Jan 2001, 09:44 AM
Hi lacewood, speaking as someone who doesn't even own a lathe yet I think a big part in successful segmenting would be in the joining process (the interpretation of that is I am probably speaking outta my ****).

I was having a look through the link I posted above at his "how he does it" section and the amount of time this guy puts into each piece is incredible. He joins two pieces at a time (as opposed to just doing a ring of 12), lets them dry and then glues those to another set and so on and so forth, and after clamping etc runs them through his jointer to get perfectly flat edges. I think this kind of detail would add to the longevity of such work.

Also, and I may be way wrong here, I think wood glues have been progressing along quite a bit over the years and you are now getting glue's that will tear wood fibres apart sooner than the glue loosing it's grip. I know I made a coffee table last year that had some bad shrinkage in one pice of wood but it wasn't the glue that let me down because lokoing at the edges you could just see the wood had been pulled apart.

My 2c's anyway http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/smile.gif

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Glenn
www.woodworkbooks.com (http://www.woodworkbooks.com)

RFNK
11th Jan 2001, 11:35 PM
I also think segmented stuff is pretty ugly, as a rule but ... I have an old segmented and turned lamp that was made at least 40 years ago, probably longer. It's made from silky oak, red cedar and Queensland maple (I think). There's no sign of failure in any joins nor any splitting; probably because the bloke who made it knew how to orientate the pieces so that they didn't tear each other apart, I guess.