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Segmented Tubular Sculpture
By Al Miotke

For: Advanced Turners


One of the fascinating aspects of segmented design is the ability to create sculptural forms that cannot be created with other turning techniques. One of the sculptural techniques called tubular construction was made popular by Malcolm Tibbetts with the many complex tangled forms that he has created in the past ten years. The subject of this article is the construction process for a similar form which was titled Victory. If you have completed a few ring segmented bowls and vases and are ready to tackle some more complex projects, a form using some of the techniques described in this article might be for you. You will find that most of the work for this project is done off the lathe but every ring was initially created on the lathe. Hopefully this article will give you some inspiration for your own adventure in tubular sculptures.


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The project above was published in the May 2016 edition of the magazine. You may purchase the entire magazine edition by clicking on the "Purchase this edition" tab below. Here is a partial list of this edition's contents:

Twisted Napkin Rings and Tea Light Holders
by Andy Kuby

Easy-to-Hold Crochet Hook Handle
by John Wolf

Wood Orientation
by Bill Rosener

DIY Hollowing System: Safety Driver
by Paul Rohrbacher

On the Lighter Side: Old Plaques to New Bowl
by Bob Heltman

Product Review:
Mate 1 & Mate 2

by: Jimmy Clewes