Wooden bowls are always a treat to eyes, and if you are thinking to create a segmented wood bowl, then it’s an excellent idea. You need different blocks of wood in contrasting shades to create a segmented wood bowl. To create as well as design the segmented wood bowls is much more challenging than creating single block wood bowls. However, you cannot think about any other way to create that beautiful segmented attire.
You need to go through few steps while making a segmented wood bowl. Here is a guide for your help. Have a look at it.
What are the things you will need to make segmented wood bowls?
- Table saw
- Wood blocks (lightly toned)
- Band saw
- Wood blocks (dark toned).
- Wood glue
- Wood planer
- Wood tendons
How to Make Segmented Wood Bowls?
- Imagine a design you want to give to your segmented wood bowl and draw it on a piece of white paper with a ruler and pencil. The shape of the wood bowls is based on the geometric circle. Explore the shapes and segments of the wooden blocks and start drawing.
- Determine how many layers of wood you want and according to that draw the circles. For instance, if you want to make a checkerboard looking wood bowl, then the number of layers it will have is 5. It will have ten segments and will be of two contrasting shades- light and dark toned both. Now divide every section with a 36-degree angle or directly 360 by 10.
- Take a circle of the wood to prepare the base of the wooden bowl. Choose any tone of the wooden block and cut it with the help of the band saw. Now take both the wooden blocks and cut some different pairs of rings to make your desired pattern.
- Now take the segmented layers of the block together and dry-fit those. Remember to arrange the segments according to the pattern you want. Now use e wooden glue to attach the layers correctly but do not attach the base to them yet. Let it stay for a while to get dry.
- Take the woodchuck you have and place the cylinder of the sections present onto it. To smooth the edges of the sections present, you need to use the wood tendon and attach them at the end of the woodchuck. It will help to hold back the cylinder sections.
- Now measure both the exterior as well the interior part of the bowls and remove the tail stock of the woodchuck. You can also drill out the remaining part of the wooden dust or materials that are not needed. To hollow the interior part of the bowl, take out the woodchuck slowly and gently.
- Mount the cylindrical section to the base and use glue to attach them together. You can also use sand as per your requirements in the interior as well as exterior sides of the bowl. Varnish it to give the segmented wood bowl a perfect finish look.