Enter the height, radius of the larger base, and radius of the smaller base into the calculator to determine the volume of the segmented bowl.

## Segmented Bowl Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the volume of a segmented bowl:

V = (π * h * (r1^2 + r2^2 + r1 * r2)) / 3

Variables:

- V is the volume of the segmented bowl
- π is the mathematical constant pi (approximately 3.14159)
- h is the height of the segmented bowl
- r1 is the radius of the larger base of the segmented bowl
- r2 is the radius of the smaller base of the segmented bowl

To calculate the volume of a segmented bowl, multiply the mathematical constant pi by the height of the bowl and the sum of the squares of the radii of the larger and smaller bases, plus the product of the radii of the larger and smaller bases. Divide the result by 3.

## What is a Segmented Bowl?

A segmented bowl is a type of decorative bowl that is created by joining together individual pieces of wood. The process of making a segmented bowl involves cutting pieces of wood into specific shapes, typically triangles or other geometric shapes, and then gluing them together to form rings. These rings are then stacked and glued together to form the rough shape of the bowl. Once the glue has dried, the bowl is turned on a lathe to create the final shape and smooth finish. The beauty of segmented bowls lies in the ability to create intricate patterns and designs by using different types and colors of wood. The process requires a high level of precision and craftsmanship, making each segmented bowl a unique piece of art.\