Segmented bowl

JonB

Jon
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This is the first of 3 segmented bowls I'm working on, wood is walnut, maple and chatka viga. 18 segments per ring, 12 rings and floating disc in the bottom = 217 pieces. This is the first one finish turned with one coat of oil, 2 more coats of oil over the next couple days and buff a week after the last coat.
This one has a maple floating disc in the bottom which I laser engraved before inserting, the next one has a walnut disc and the last one has a chatka viga disc.
I've done a similar one in the past with less pieces, these three species go together really well.
 

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Neal
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Nicely done Jon! Looks great, no gaps that I can see.
 

JonB

Jon
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I use Watco Teak oil, it has some UV inhibitors in it (not sure if it really helps or not). I usually apply 3 coats with 24 hours between and then buff after at least a week of cure time. I buff with tripoli and white diamond but never use the white diamond on walnut as it gets into the pores. I also don't use carnauba wax as that shows finger prints and any drop of water will leave spots. This type of finish gives the piece a nice feel and sheen but not overly glossy, still feels like wood.
 

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