Segmented Turned Sculpture
I have recently got into turning and creating sculptures. This was a really fun build. I'm a structural engineering master's student and needed a way to get to class/laboratory. My cousin told me he would trade me his motorized scooter if I created him something out of wood - so this is how my summer ended up. I made this with some scrap alder I had and some black dyed veneer. I wanted a wavy brick pattern for the final aesthetic, and I believe I accomplished that. Simply put, it is a collection of bottomless segmented turned bowls cut and glued together. #turning #woodturning #sculpture #woodsculpture
Gathering scrap wood outside my house for the project.
Alder laminated together for needed width and length and set into groups for 6 individual bottomless bowls.
I built a wedge sled for my table saw to cut the segmented angles.
Dyed veneer was placed in between the segments and glued together.
This is one of the bottomless bowls glued up. (The rings)
Dyed black veneer was placed in between each ring to complete the 'brick' look.
Just an image of turning the inside of the bowl.
Unfortunately I do not own a band saw. I decided to create a sled that could hold the piece down for cutting longitudinally.
My CAD model drawing did not turn out how I wanted it to look in real life so a few changes were made.
My final design before glue up and finishing.
During the mounting phase the sculpture fell from my table and broke. Luckily it broke along the veneer seams and was a somewhat easy fix.
This is the finished piece. I was very pleased with the turn out.
This is incredible! Beautiful piece of artwork. I've never tried any segmented pieces, but this makes me want to start the process of trial and error.