Maloof Inspired Low-Back Settee

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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I completed this settee for a client who requested it be made of walnut. It took me approximately 125 hours to construct and finish. I adapted Charles Brocks low-back chair plans to make the settee. The finish is Watco Oil with the last two coats being Watco’s DeftOil. Read more

Transtitional/Modern Desk and Maloof Inspired Chair

January 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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_2Since my retirement, which started in July 2013, I’ve been busy in the shop making 3 Maloof inspired chairs and a desk with a Hawaiian Koa writing surface. This is the second time I’ve built this style of desk. I love the design! Two of the chairs and the desk are currently for sale at the Got Art Gallery downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Please contact me if you would like to commission either piece in a different wood spieces. Read more

Bowls by Jesse Sheets

December 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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“My name is Jesse Sheets from Lee Summit, Missouri. Below are a few projects I have completed with major help from your website. I am so thankful that you have posted the different process to design these. I am a woodworking teacher in Blue Springs, Missouri and I am teaching some student how to construct a segmented bowl. ”

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Thanks Jesse, keep up the good work.

Stave Bowl from Mike Cambell

December 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Tyler_MorristownNJThis project came from Mike Campbell, who teaches woodworking and woodturning in Morristown High School. Last year I found a picture of your stave bowl on a random google image search for segmented bowls. An 11th grade student of mine, Tyler, recreated it and I thought you’d like to see it. He also made the table the bowl sits on in the picture.

Interestingly we did not see your website where the build process is explained until last week, so he figured out how to build it just by looking at the photo. I have been reading over your website and I am impressed with your work, I especially like the adjustable stave sled.

Great work Tyler!

Jesus Bowls

January 22, 2012 by · 3 Comments
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My good friend Kyle Gorrell started making segmented bowls a couple of years ago in my shop.  He now has his own shop and is creating beautiful objects.  The Jesus bowls were Christmas gifts made for his mother and sister.  He has one bowl to finish for his collection.  I believe there are 107 pieces of wood in each bowl.  The other bowls shown were is first segmented bowls.   His work is of his own design. 

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Chuck’s Table

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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This project comes from Chuck

Here are 3 pics of the new dining room table that I finally took the time to build in early November.  The Zebra wood did not warp a bit due to its hardness and age.  The table weighs about 100 pounds, without the leaf because it is 2.25″ thick.  Read more

Repurposing an Antique Piano into a Headboard

September 20, 2010 by · 5 Comments
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The headboard was re-purposed from a family heirloom piano that was my mother-in-laws and a gift from her father or my wife’s grandfather. It was also the piano my wife (Kay) learned to play. Kay was given the piano after her parents retired and moved to the lake so we’ve been storing the piano for at least 13 years. The soundboard was damaged so we never really considered having it repaired back to working condition. After some discussion and with permission from my wife I disassembled the piano. It has been disassembled for a couple of years but with a promise to re-purpose it into a useful piece of furniture. Read more

Ash Cradle

September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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This project was built by Chuck Roach from Wichita, KS. He built this cradle 4 years ago for their first granddaughter. The cradle disassembles so that it can be stored flat. It is his own design and is made of ash. Great work  Chuck!


First Segmented Turning by Ron Perry

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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This project comes from Ron Perry, his first segmented turning. This is a pen and pencil cup for his wife’s desk at her office. It has 73 pieces in it.  Ron has been taking advantage of the segmented videos found on the HOW website.  We’re very glad that he has shared his work with us.  Great job Ron!

December 2009 Bowls

December 28, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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December has been a busy month in the shop.  I had cut out some bowls a few months ago but didn’t get motivated to finish them until the need for Christmas presents was looming.  I’ve been turning mostly open-top bowls but decided to make two of the five as closed-top.   My segmented bowl count is  now at 48.

To my delight, my four-year old grandson likes to hangout in the shop with his papa.  Tyler wanted to make his own bowl so he taped together various parts to make his bowl.

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