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Project by Paul posted 483 days ago 1410 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve learned that segmented turning is not too tough if you can follow directions, have some patience, and not get frustrated by doing some advanced planning. You need to get the jigs and fixtures just right as any error in the angles will really show up. This piece is about 12 inch diameter, that is about the max for my lathe. The wood is Bubinga, Walnut, and Hard Maple.

This design and some good instructions can be found in the book ‘The Art of Segmented Wood Turning: A Step-by-Step Guide ’ by Malcolm Tibbets. The book is worth the price just for the really good photography of finished and in process projects.

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





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 483 days ago

Paul, this is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 483 days ago

I have been looking at that book on Amazon for some time. You have convinced me to order it and get started.

Beautiful turning, thank you for sharing with us!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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sras

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#3 posted 483 days ago

Nice! Segmented turning is on my list, but it’s a long list.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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stefang

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#4 posted 483 days ago

Great job on this Paul. I also have Tibbets book and it’s very good and has enough details for a beginner with segmented turning to successfully complete a nice turning.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Julian

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#5 posted 483 days ago

Looks awesome. I have the same book. A segmented turning project has been on my “to do” list for quite some time. One of these days. Any photos of the build process?

-- Julian

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MShort

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#6 posted 483 days ago

Excellent project !!! I love that book.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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RWAARM

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#7 posted 483 days ago

WONDERFUL!!!! HAVEN’T TRIED TURNING, BUT YOUR WORK, REALLY MAKES ME WANT TO MAKE THE EFFORT!!

-- RITA, INDIANA-RWAARM@YAHOO.COM

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branch

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#8 posted 483 days ago

hi very nice Turing i love the vessel and fetcher ring

branch

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 483 days ago

Amazing turning.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 480 days ago

Great looking vessel! Like the colors and interesting patterns as well as the finish. Great job!

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moke

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#11 posted 479 days ago

Really well done….
your center band is awesome.
MIke

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