Closed Segment Project 1441

Discussion in 'Follow Along Projects' started by Glenn McCarron, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    I am glad that I took the extra time and cut back the finish in order to fill the grain of the wenge and Paudauk. Each time I applied the wipe on poly I usually did two to three coats and then the next day I would power sand 220, 320 & 400. I did this about five times before I was happy and sure there were no more grain holes showing. Today was just a 600 sand and then another application of poly. It may be the last baring any unseen issues.
     
  2. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Nice job Glenn looks beautiful
     
  3. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    Glenn, another winner. Have you thought about making up a disc design for the bottom on you next one?
     
  4. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Hi Stuart. Thanks for the comment. As far a a bottom disc design goes I would have to give it some thought. Looking at others that do (i.e.. Tom Lohman) his bottoms seem to work very well with the pieces he designs. Others that do simple bottoms like an additional row of long segments that reach to nearly the centre I do not care for as it seems to draw your eyes right to the bottom simply because it doesn't look right or it appears to be stretched. It may work in some situations but not with the flowers. In my opinion of course. Have you come up with any designs for the disc? Or even with my bowl in this thread, what would you have done differently? I am always looking for critique or suggestions so please don't hold back.
     
  5. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thanks Bob.
     
  6. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    Glenn, When it works out I like to make an extra feature ring segment if they are large enough or make one to size like this one from my Quilt bowl. bottom.jpg

    You can also make something special in Lam Pro and save it in your specie folder to use as a disc. If you are a member of Segmented Woodturnes Title: {title] Robin Costelle has a very good write up on this method. If you aren't a member I suggest you join. It is well worth the $25 annual dues.
     
  7. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thanks for that Stuart.
     
  8. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    I am finally satisfied with the final coat of Wipe on Poly. The coat I put on tuesday seemed to attract some dust and needed to be re-sanded. I think I will let this dry for a few more days and then maybe give it rub on the Beal buff with only the carnauba. This is what I did with my Eagle bowl and I like that finish.
     
  9. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Pictures????????
     
  10. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Your persistent. I'll get some pics once the buff is done. Did you get that gradient backdrop?
     
  11. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Yes and a 34"sq tent
     
  12. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    oooooooh, gonna expect to see some great pics from you. What's your opinion on the 34" tent once you had it set up?
     
  13. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    GREAT I think it's big enough, ovious too big for my wife's jewelry.
     
  14. Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson Administrator Staff Member

    Terrific job, Glenn!
    Thanks again for documenting this project. It has been really helpful for all of us.
    Lloyd
     
  15. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Pictures.......Please post in the Gallery :)
     
  16. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thank you Lloyd. I don't think my way is better than others but it gets the job done for me. I always learn something by posting pictures and info by the comments that I get from other users.

    I would like to build an assembly jig like that of Tom Lohman or Dennis Edwards to give that a try. I think Tom's is the Cadillac. I need to build it as affordable as possible. I can see myself doing a few high density bowls so its more a justification issue. The Index wheel will be the big issue as to push on above 48 segments to 144 requires a greater accuracy as you are aware. I would certainly like to see what others have built and how they have overcome any issues associated with this type of build. I also prefer to do closed segment.

    I do have the William Smith jig but I think it should be a stand alone off lathe jig to allow gravity to be your friend instead of enemy. Bob has sent me some info looking at a few jigs like Tom's, Dennis Edwards, and Ray Feltz. I will certainly need some details as to how to mount the chuck/faceplate on the jig and how to make it adjustable to help index it back after flattening the rings.
     
  17. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    So here it is, the final chapter. I just used my Beal buff to give it a bit of a refined finish. I am very pleased with the result.

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  18. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Final sizes were, 4.25 inches tall, 9 inches wide at the brim and a wall thickness of 5/16. The base was 4 inches. I also wanted a good stable bowl.
     
  19. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Are the base and top ring cherry?
     
  20. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    That is one pretty bowl. Great job
     

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