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Segmented bowl sanding jig #1: Help with disc sanding jig

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Recently I have dabbled in making segmented bowls. I have had a few successes, but have realized that I won’t be able to reach my desired potential without getting higher detailed pieces.
All this means more pieces per bowl, with more intricacies, which means more precise angles etc.

I purchased the masters book via kindle, “The Art of Segmented Wood Turning”, by Malcolm Tibbetts. Being over anxious in learning the secrets and coupling this with the cheaper price has cost me.

The images via Kindle are not all there. He outlines in detail the workings and the steps to building the sanding jig, but for the life of me, I am unable to understand it. It is simply something that I just need to see working…..

So does anyone have such a jig and will be so kind to shoot a quick video showing it in action? My frustration would be finally put at ease. I have exhausted my attempts to make sense out of it through trial and error.

Many thanks for your time.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso



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Sanity

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#1 posted 1168 days ago

Have you checked out this video of Malcolm Tibbet’s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRn_mzDYq-s

Stop the video at 4:16 – although it is very brief perhaps it will help you.

I would also recommend checking out the how to section on his website at http://www.tahoeturner.com/instructions.html

-- Stuart

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kapanen

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#2 posted 1168 days ago

Thanks for the link. I thought I had watched every video on YouTube on the subject….I guess I missed this one.
It was very painful to sit through since i am out of preschool….
Un fortunately I am still not quite able to see his setup….it not only goes by so fast, it is also too tight of a shot to get a real good understanding of it.

I did find some plans on google today for an angle sanding jig, but it isn’t the same kind of setup as his?

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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Sanity

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#3 posted 1167 days ago

Perhaps you can send him an email and ask him for the plans – malcolm@tahoeturner.com
The video is a little childish perhaps but obviously breast cancer is a serious subject.
Good luck!

-- Stuart

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Dave Clause

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#4 posted 1165 days ago

If you don’t mind moving from Tibbet, Curt Theobald has an excellent video called “Introduction to Segmented Turning”. In it he goes into great detail on how to setup your disk sander and building, calibrating, and using a sanding jig.

Go to www.cro-wood.com, register if you’re haven’t already. In the search box key in the word segmented. In the search window click on “Introduction to Segmented Turning”. Follow the links below the picture.

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kapanen

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#5 posted 1164 days ago

Would love to watch these….but the file extension has been renamed where it is no longer recognized….(.001 instead of .avi).

I have tried everything to rename them, and nothing seems to work. I have AVS and IT wasn’t able to convert them to something that is recognizable, (it has the ability to convert video to over 100 different platforms).

Were you sucessful in downloading them?...if so what am I missing?

Many thanks

Frustrated
Kapanen

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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bubinga

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#6 posted 1163 days ago

I don’t really care for Kindle,much

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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Dave Clause

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#7 posted 1163 days ago

Ok, you’ve downloaded 11 files with file extensions of 001 thru 011. Now you need to download a utility called HJSplit. You can download it from CNET.com (http://download.cnet.com/HJ-Split/3000-2248_4-10550268.html).

Install the program and run it. At the opening screen click JOIN. At the next screen click INPUT FILE then browse to the folder containing the 11 files. The program will locate file 001. Click OPEN then click START. When done you’ll get a 1.1gb DIVX compatible AVI file.

Sorry for the frustration, HJSplit has been around for a long time, thought everyone would be familiar with it. Any other questions, lmk.

Dave

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