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Project by TheDane posted 02-08-2013 11:04 PM 8993 views 31 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

-- 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 02-09-2013 01:08 AM

Very nice.

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

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#2 posted 02-09-2013 02:02 AM

Nice sled. Looks like it works good.

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 02:18 AM

I’m impressed ….Looks handy

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 03:35 AM

Nice job

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 05:17 AM

Nice work well done

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 09:02 AM

great sled. all the very best in your turning sessions

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 09:42 AM

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

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 10:29 AM

Smart move for mass production

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 10:44 AM

nice job,have fun with your turnings…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 02:27 PM

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

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#11 posted 02-09-2013 03:00 PM

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

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#12 posted 02-09-2013 03:07 PM

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 02-09-2013 05:56 PM

Hello The dane

An indispensable sledA great realisation

Thanks for sharing

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#14 posted 02-09-2013 06:14 PM

Very practical solution.

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#15 posted 02-09-2013 11:14 PM

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

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