|Project by TheDane||posted 01-02-2013 06:25 PM||1884 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
This is my first attempt at segmented turning.
First, my thanks to Bob Simmons ( http://www.theapprenticeandthejourneyman.com ... or … http://lumberjocks.com/daddymunster/blog/17845 ) for his help in getting me started and his patience answering my questions!
I used a software package ( WOODTurnerPro … http://woodturnerpro.com ) to calculate the cutting angles and dimensions for the staves and segments. The author of this software allows a 30-day trial period (no crippled features), after which you can purchase a license for $50.
The bowl measures 7 1/2” in diameter, and 2 3/4” high … bottom and vertical spacers are walnut, and the staves are maple.
In his video series, Bob Simmons does the cutting on a miter saw, which is probably the correct tool for the job. Unfortunately, my miter saw is a POC that is darned near impossible to set to anything that isn’t either 45 or 90 degrees, so I cut the stave segments on my cabinet saw using my Incra miter with a sacrificial MDF fence screwed to it, a Wixey angle gauge to set the bevel, and General digital bevel to set the Incra.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"