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Segmented Woodturning…A Vase of Walnut and Maple

Segmented Woodturning a Walnut & Maple Vase

Segmented Woodturning turned on a wood lathe 1

Perhaps the preparation for the segmented woodturning pictured above looks a bit like a wooden pineapple, but trust me it will look a whole lot different as you will soon see.  There are 14 rings to this vase and a total of 416 wood segments that are carefully fit and glued together using Titebond 2 yellow glue.

Segmented Woodturning of Walnut and Maple 2

If the segmented woodturning that will become a vase is going to hold water for flowers, then an opening is necessary. As you can see a 1-7/8″ forstner bit is being used to drill out an opening to allow for a glass vial to be inserted. For this woodboring operation it is essential to ensure that segmented woodturning and the forstner bit are inline and centered with one another.

Segmented Woodturning of Walnut and Maple 2 of walnut and maple 3

The vase of maple and walnut measures 5-1/2″ x 9″. the segmented woodturning been through a lot lately as it’s been spinning at 800 rpm and being shaped by turning gouges during the previous 20 minutes. Here you see it resting on the bed of the wood lathe as it catches its breath and awaits the sanding stage. The wooden vase will be remounted to the lathe chuck for final sanding and finishing. The expandable lathe chuck has dovetail – like jaws  which will securely grip the circular mortise within the turning’s base.

The wooden vase has a mortise in its base

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Segmented Woodturning – Fruit Bowl – part 2

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  1. Having been in the joinery world all my life it is interesting seeing your mitre system and then your turning that you do. Be intersted to find out what type of adhesive you use hear.

  2. John,
    Typically I will use Titebond II yellow glue for most of my woodworking projects that involve joinery. However, I live in the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada and as you know the summers get very hot and dry. For this reason I may be doing some of my gluing with a white glue that has a slower set and longer open time.

    John you may have seen on one of the segmented woodturning videos where I use a glue from a small bottle. This is a type of super glue called Hot Stuff Super T.
    I use an accelerator with it called Quick NCF.
    I’d be interested in seeing the type of joinery that you are involved with. If you wish there is a “Contact” tab on the Homepage where you can submit picture files if you like. ……Great question and thanks for participating!

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