The pattern in this segmented wood turned bell is an abstraction of snow falling on hills. The snow and hills are made from birch wood and the sky is purple heart. I have wanted to use the new CNC machine to make segments for segmented woodturning. In this bell, I used the CNC to make the wavy hills in the design. The construction of the bell is 6 segments cut with a compound miter between each segment. This forms a six sided cone that can be shaped into a bell on the lathe. I made the snow in the design by drilling holes in the segments and gluing dowels in those holes.
This is a video showing how we create a set of