Segment Cutting Sled

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Project by TheDane posted 537 days ago 4319 views 27 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m getting into segmented turning, and have just been using the miter gauge on my tablesaw to cut the angles.

That works, but a sled makes it a lot more accurate and faster.

This sled is patterned after one designed by Jim Rodgers, and is set (permanently) at 15 degrees, which yields 12 segments to a ring.

The ring shown in the last pic hasn’t been glued or clamped.


-- 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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#1 posted 537 days ago

Very nice.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 537 days ago

Nice sled. Looks like it works good.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 537 days ago

I’m impressed ….Looks handy

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#4 posted 537 days ago

Nice job

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#5 posted 537 days ago

Nice work well done

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#6 posted 537 days ago

great sled. all the very best in your turning sessions


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#7 posted 537 days ago

Gerry that’s the way to go,one sled for a specific angle makes segmented work a joy. wishing you well in your journey into segmented turning Regards Tamboti

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#8 posted 537 days ago

Smart move for mass production

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#9 posted 537 days ago

nice job,have fun with your turnings…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 537 days ago

Goes into my favs file. got to do that one of these days. thanks!

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#11 posted 536 days ago

Thanks for sharing this jig , looks very useful and well made : )

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#12 posted 536 days ago

TheDane….nice work. Willing to bet every segment cut is exactly the same every time.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#13 posted 536 days ago

Hello The dane

An indispensable sledA great realisation

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#14 posted 536 days ago

Very practical solution.

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#15 posted 536 days ago

Nice job, well done, the KISS principal works best every time

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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