First Attempt at Segmented Turning

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Project by Adam posted 10-19-2012 12:11 AM 1065 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third thing that I have ever tuned on my lathe and is the first attempt at a segmented piece. It is walnut and cherry with 102 pieces and 8 segments per ring. It stands approximately 10” high and is 6” in diameter. Thanks for looking.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 10-19-2012 12:31 AM

This looks great Adam

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#2 posted 10-19-2012 02:47 PM

Nice work, Adam. Segmented turning opens up all manner of possibilities with the lathe.

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#3 posted 10-20-2012 12:51 PM

Too beautifull for first time.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-21-2012 11:01 AM

Good work Adam, I think more people should venture into segmented turning, it is far less complicated than it looks. I made one almost identical to this and we use it everyday on the counter as a place to store spatulas and the like.

It’s a great way to use up strips of material, and much safer than turning a larger size blank for average turners. The patterns that can be achieved using wood mixtures is striking, as Adam has done with the Walnut spiraling up the side.

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#5 posted 10-21-2012 11:12 AM

Outstanding! That’s a VERY nice piece. Hard to believe that it’s only your 3rd lathe project! I’m looking forward to trying some segmented work as well and this is great motivation!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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