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Project by keith726 posted 01-06-2010 07:35 PM 2066 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first segmented turning, the design is similar to one shown in a book on segmented turning. Maple and walnut with the top and bottom layers curly maple.

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 08:03 PM

Great Job! I just got the book for Christmas & can’t wait to kick out some open segmented stuff myself..

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 08:39 PM

Get started RJ – it’s easier than it looks. Because it’s open segments, with gaps between the pieces, you have a little leeway in the cutting and fitting of the pieces – I never tried closed segments because of the extreme accuracy required (I do this for fun!).

Make the jig for positioning the segments, and have at it. It’s amazing how quickly you can glue the segments together – will teach you the strength of wood glue. The only tricky part for me is final finishing – spray finishes are probably the only way . I used Deft spray – use many THIN coats – you don’t want to try to clean off overspray, runs, globs, etc. from all those surfaces. Many light coats – lighter than you think is better.

I just got some of my favorite combination of woods: maple, padauk and wenge – I’m going to make more open forms from them.

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 08:46 PM

Very Nice! Great job.

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 09:06 PM

I keep wianting to try a couple of these and something always comes up.
Very nice result!


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#5 posted 01-06-2010 09:09 PM

Thanks Bob #2. Try it – you’ll love it! (I just commented on your log-slicing sled, with bandsaw blade recommendations. Nice job.)

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