Segmented Turnings
September 24, 2006
Entry Details

# 394
Desmond Dezelsky
Stratford on Avon,
Dimensions (inches):  
  Width:   8 diameter
  Height:   4
  Depth:   0
Materials:   Rippled Sycamore and Figured Walnut

My original thoughts on this piece was the use of triangles in the design. In order to take account of the shape of the design I decided that equilateral triangles woold be the easiest as each layer differed in thickness. These were cut across the grain in figured walnut. These were glued to rippled sycamore, formeed into wedges and glued up using Titebond glue. The base was made up of diamond shapes in walnut and sycamore. The whole was glued up, turned and finished with a satin spray finish. The total number of pieces in the bowl is 373. The first picture shows the bowl glued up before turning, the others are of the finished bowl.

Judges Comments
JIm : I love symetry and the symplicity. Good shape
Malcolm : Wow, what a neat design. The alignment of all the elements is quite impressive, as well as keeping all the bottom points sharp. The tightness of the vertical sycamore joints are also noteworthy. The overall shape might be improved with a little shorter foot (picky, picky, picky). Nice piece.
Mark : Great looking and well executed. I think it would look better with a base the is less tall.

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