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Tom's Woodcrafts

Segmented bowls, wooden bowls and woodturned art

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Most of the bowls and other handcrafted items on this site are for sale. Handcrafted bowls make beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts! Please visit my gallery for information and pricing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Thanks for visiting my site. I hope that you will enjoy my work!




Welcome to Tom's Woodcrafts!


The first question everyone asks when they see my finished work is "How do you make those?"


Segmented Bowls are constructed from many smaller pieces of wood glued together in rings and then stacked one on top of the other and turned on a lathe. This process is what creates the various patterns and visual effects. Segmented turning demands precision woodworking skills, turning skills and a lot of patience. It may take weeks and sometimes months to create one unique piece.


The slide show below gives you an overview of the process from start to finish.

Please visit the techniques & tips page for a more detailed explanation of the turning process.

Bowl Construction
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