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Some turnings deserve a bit of recognition. This page will feature a turning (roughly every week) selected from the Show & Tell pieces. The selection is arbitrary and at the discretion of the webmaster. Feel free to suggest turnings for this page but publication is not guaranteed. The turner will be asked to write a short description of the piece before publication.

Segmented turning by Lowell Converse
Approx. 12" dia x 8" tall

This is the second attempt at a new process I call brick construction. Each layer of the vessel must have the correct outside angle and near exact diameter for the overall shape to be right. Thus each segment edge length must be +/- 1/64". The angle and segment length are tablesaw challenges. Then before gluing up the rings, each segment is chamfered on 4 sides and then dyed or bleached. Once the rings are glued they are stacked and glued one at a time with position and orientation critical, as there is no going back and the overall form is done. And there can be no glue squeeze out or it will show in the finished piece. Next the inside and base are turned round. On this, a one piece lid was turned, carved, the grooves burned,  and dyed to match the vessel. Note the knob on top is 6 sided lost wood.

Posted 4/19/2017

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