Kevin's Woodturnings !
woodturnings found in this website are constructed using segmented
design. Segmented woodturnings are constructed from two pieces to
several hundred pieces of wood glued together in interesting
patterns. The outside patterns usually go completely through the
woodturning. The wood is all naturally colored except for a
couple noted examples. I use mostly highly figured domestic wood,
like maple and ash burls, and combine with exotic wood, like bloodwood
and ziricote. Some
of my woodurnings are made from
solid wood burls inset
with turquoise stone chips with
exotic wood rims and bases. To view examples of my work, use the
above Menu or click on the following links to visit my Bowls, Vases, Lidded Containers, or
New woodturnings! Click
on a photo to view its gallery page.
It may take several
days to several weeks to complete
a woodturning due to its complexity and glue drying
time. I use a table saw to cut kiln-dried lumber into segments,
then glue the segments into rings, next glue the rings into
stacks. I use a wood lathe to hand-cut and sand the ring-stack
assembly smooth inside and outside. The finish is is numerous
spray coats of crystal clear lacquer. Visit The
to see my tools and work area. I design my woodturnings using a
and paper but I figure out how to build my designs using a
See the software I use to help construct my woodturnings on the Software page.
All woodturnings shown on this
website are "one of a kind" and may be sold at any time. Similar pieces
can be made on a commission basis but will never be exactly the same
due to differences in the wood.
- Fellow woodturners might be
interested in some of the other pages on my website (click the links or
use the above Menu):
Math Method and a PC Method
are instruction pages about
designing segmented bowls.
and Compound Miter are instruction pages
showing the photo sequence of construction steps for making two types
of segmented bowls.
and Compound Miter Sled are plans for constructing accurate
ring-segment cutting sleds
for a table saw.
and Jigs shows
several interesting home-made tools I use in
page has links to websites of other
segmented woodturners as well as tool and information websites that I
My name is Kevin Neelley and I live
in Lenexa, Kansas. I am a member of the Kansas City Woodturners
is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. I
am also a member of the Segmented Woodturners internet group. I
made over six hundred woodturned bowls, vases, platters and other
in the twenty years as a woodturner. Thank you for
visiting my website. If you have any comments or are interested
purchasing my work, please visit E-Mail
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