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Sled/jig for cutting segmented rings

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Project by rockmolsen posted 01-17-2016 10:11 PM 13964 views 42 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So in my previous post of my first segmented bowl, I got a tip from “Punk in PA” about segeasy.com. Thank you Punk. Great site for segmenters. Jerry Bennet has this sled called the Wedgie sled you can build yourself and is adjustable depending on how many segments you want in your ring. I spent my Sunday morning running to Lowes for a few supplies and building it. Probably 2.5 hrs start to finish. First test ring came out perfect.

Check out the site and build your own. http://segeasy.com/index.html

...and thank you Jerry !

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 01-18-2016 04:43 AM

Very cool Rick.
I think one of these sleds are going to be added to my project list.
Thanks for sharing your results and the link to the video.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#2 posted 01-18-2016 08:02 AM

Thx for posting.I added this to my favorite list.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 01-18-2016 12:15 PM

I am going to make this. thanks

-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!

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#4 posted 01-18-2016 02:52 PM

This will really improve your segmented turning rings … easy-peasy!

Here’s my version of Jerry Bennett’s sled;
Click for details

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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rockmolsen

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#5 posted 01-18-2016 04:18 PM

Gerry, I see you also made the saw stop. I sthere any advantage to that as opposed to just using a block clamped to the fence like I have in picture 3?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#6 posted 01-18-2016 11:42 PM

Gerry, I see you also made the saw stop. I sthere any advantage to that as opposed to just using a block clamped to the fence like I have in picture 3?

- rockmolsen

Not sure it makes a lot of difference. I am more comfortable with the sled on the right side of the blade. I keep my fence on the right side of the blade, and it would be a PITA to move it to the left.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 01-19-2016 05:35 AM

added to my future project list, thanks for posting and adding the information!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 01-19-2016 01:08 PM

Thanks for posting – I can’t wait to make one. Excellent build, photos, and link!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#9 posted 01-19-2016 06:42 PM

Excelent version of multiple angles jigs. I can see clearly the result of it’s precision on last photo. Good work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-16-2016 06:44 AM

I made one of these this weekend after I ordered the whole set of Wedgies which make set up amazingly simple. I did a 32 segment ring that turned out perfect. Now I’m spending too much money on other gadgets to make it easier to center the rings. Segment turning can be downright addictive.

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#11 posted 03-16-2016 01:56 PM

Now I m spending too much money on other gadgets to make it easier to center the rings.

Have you checked out the ‘Stomper’? I made one for about $30 … makes centering rings pretty easy. Lloyd Johnson sells them ( http://woodturnerpro.com/hardware/stomper.htm ) but they are pretty easy to make.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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