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Segmented Bowl Turning: Come See a Live Presentation at Woodworkers Source

Saturday, March 15th, 2014
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Learn all about making wonderful segmented bowls like this one. Presentation is by Don Jovag, author of the book Segmented Bowls for the Beginning Turner

Don Jovag will be giving a Demo on turning Segmented Bowls at Woodworkers Source in Tucson:

  • April 26 2014 – 9:30 am,
  • Woodworkers Source in Tucson, AZ (3441 S. Palo Verde Rd., map)

Don will demonstrate how to get started on a segmented bowl, making a fixture for safely cutting accurate segments, gluing up segments and rings, turning the body with a bottom to fit, and answer your questions.

Don is known for his book on the subject, Segmented Bowls for the Beginning Turner (@Amazon), that is designed for the beginning wood turner that is ready to take up the challenge of turning a segmented bowl. The hallmark of a segmented bowl is the design incorporated into the body. While these designs appear to be complicated and difficult to make, his book simplifies the process. The problem of cutting the segments safely and accurately is also solved with instructions for making simple fixtures for your table saw that cut segments with enough precision to avoid complicated sanding and fitting. Don’s book has straightforward instructions with over 200 clear color photos and patterns to guide you in this process.

Don will have his books for sale, and of course, he’ll gladly sign your copy for you.

Book cover


Experience the Joys Of Wood Turning with Arizona Woodturners Association

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

figured wood bowl

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of shaping a piece of wood with a sharp gouge while it’s whirling along at 400 RPM. There’s also nothing like watching an experienced artist do it. For both of these reasons, you can come watch and talk to some members of the Arizona Woodturners Association as they demonstrate and inspire woodturning.  Learn or just get really excited about bowls, platters, vessels, furniture knobs, handles, and more that are turned from amazing woods.

You can get some instruction, ask your questions, learn some tips, get advice on how to get started yourself, or just enjoy watching the action.

The Arizona Woodturners Association is the Arizona chapter for the national American Association of Woodturners. Many of the members are both professional artists and educators who are sure to provide a fun and interesting presentation.

Saturday October 29, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (casual, come and go as you please)

Woodworkers Source
645 W. Elliot Road
Tempe, AZ 85284

Gallery of Fine Wood Turnings:
not all are by Association members

Strange Woods and Beautiful Turnings, Part III

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Stripes, colors, and all kinds of shapes characterize this set of wood turnings from Jim King.

There’s even a piece made from spalted bloodwood, which I find highly unusual.

I want to know more about the wine dispenser.  Is the wine chamber wood only, or is there a container of some kind inside?