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Project by Paul posted 05-06-2013 12:35 PM 1502 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 05-06-2013 12:42 PM

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 05-06-2013 01:25 PM

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 05-06-2013 01:58 PM

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 05-06-2013 02:25 PM

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 05-06-2013 02:46 PM

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 05-06-2013 03:23 PM

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 05-06-2013 04:15 PM

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 05-06-2013 07:53 PM

hi very nice Turing i love the vessel and fetcher ring

branch

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 05-07-2013 02:24 AM

Amazing turning.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 05-09-2013 01:32 PM

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 05-10-2013 05:06 PM

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

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