• We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

My First attempt at segmented turning.

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

Cowboy _Builder

Established Member
Joined
28 Sep 2008
Messages
250
Reaction score
4
Location
Sutton in Ashfield, Notts
This Bowl and Lidded box are my first attempt at segmented turning ....The knob on the box needs a little more attention ,but overall they didn't come out to badly....They are made from AWO and Sapele off cuts that come a coffin maker, my friend gives it me for firewood .
 

Attachments

jumps

Established Member
Joined
29 Nov 2010
Messages
937
Reaction score
0
Location
kent
look a lot of segments and angles for a first go, and that you got that part sorted.l

what are you using as a finish? whilst photos are always difficult to assess accurately there seems to be alsmost a different rection to the finish on the different segments as well as the lid knob you mention.
 

Cowboy _Builder

Established Member
Joined
28 Sep 2008
Messages
250
Reaction score
4
Location
Sutton in Ashfield, Notts
jumps":1bvmcame said:
look a lot of segments and angles for a first go, and that you got that part sorted.l

what are you using as a finish? whilst photos are always difficult to assess accurately there seems to be alsmost a different rection to the finish on the different segments as well as the lid knob you mention.
I watched a vidio on youtube and thought" i can do that" so i had a go , i don't have a disc sander so i stuck them in circles clamped with big jubblie clips and mounted them on the lathe to turn them flat .
I used sanding sealer and friction polish , mainly because thats all i have with me here in Spain .
On the knob on the lid the grain is very open and i didn't have my glasses on, so it looked alright at the time
 

Silverbirch

Established Member
Joined
10 Sep 2010
Messages
787
Reaction score
0
Location
Kirkcaldy, Fife
I like the form and proportions of the lidded box. I admire your patience with all that cutting and sticking, but I have to say (and please don`t take offence) I don`t really see the point of doing it unless it produces a design or pattern, rather than a random effect.
Just my opinion.

Ian
 

Cowboy _Builder

Established Member
Joined
28 Sep 2008
Messages
250
Reaction score
4
Location
Sutton in Ashfield, Notts
Silverbirch":3cp4vzbr said:
I like the form and proportions of the lidded box. I admire your patience with all that cutting and sticking, but I have to say (and please don`t take offence) I don`t really see the point of doing it unless it produces a design or pattern, rather than a random effect.
Just my opinion.

Ian
Thanks for your comments Ian, no offence taken .....I value others opinions ....The middle ring on the box has alternate light and dark wood , poor camera work , ...patience and time i have in abundance (my wife was away for 3 weeks), but varietys of wood not so and once you get sorted for cutting it's supprisingly quick to cut the pieces..... but you're right the only benifit of this method is to attain a predetermind pattern or size .

Allan .
 
Top