New Open Segment Construction Method

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Blog entry by stefang posted 10-12-2009 11:25 AM 1302 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As many of you know, I am a man with modest woodworking skills but with many words to describe them. A month ago I promised to post a blog on the new open segment construction for turning that I discovered. I don’t know how much interest there is in this subject, but what I really want to know before I post it is if those of you who are potentially interested would prefer one long wordy blog with a lot of photos showing the process or if you would prefer me to post it as a series.

The photos are all taken and I have the actual turning almost finished, so it won’t be long before I post it. My wife had a hip operation and I have had to spend more time doing house duties and generally helping out while she is recovering, which has slowed things down a bit. I hope to post it this week if all goes well. I am popping out to the shop for 15 minutes here and there to finish up. Grateful for any input.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 10-12-2009 12:07 PM

I don’t mind either way.. long or a series.. I won’t have much use for it but my good friend Alan Adlem… from the spiral jig… would like to know how to do the segmented turning.. I am sure he would would appreciate it..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 10-12-2009 12:22 PM

Mike, post nit the easiest way on you. One long post is good, but several short ones might make it easier for you to do.

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#3 posted 10-12-2009 12:27 PM

Shorter posts in a series might be the easiest for you . But either way, I’m in.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 10-12-2009 12:36 PM

look forward to it however you decide
best wishes to the wife, i know she appreciates the help

-- Ron, Missouri

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#5 posted 10-12-2009 01:07 PM

I’m with Jerry.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 10-12-2009 01:18 PM

Anxiously awaiting this blog.
A series would be easiest for you,
doesn’t matter to me either way.
If you need to take care of things around the house
and your recovering wife,
I think she takes priority,
we understand totally.
Don’t feel pressured, we can wait….


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#7 posted 10-12-2009 01:40 PM

This is going to be a great blog.

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#8 posted 10-12-2009 01:41 PM

add me to the “which ever is easier for you list”!

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#9 posted 10-12-2009 02:09 PM

Thanks everyone for your input. I actually prefer to do it in one go. I am hoping to post it tonight if I can get the turning finished. I will be fun to work on as I sit in my Lazyboy chair this evening with my laptop in front of the fire.I only have about one hour’s more work on ithe turning, so if it suits the missus I will do it this afternoon. I’m really looking forward to sharing this experience with you, both the positive and negative aspects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 10-12-2009 05:09 PM

I don’t even own a lathe yet, but it is definitely on my wish list. I actually learned the rudiments in 8th grade shops classes, and I always wanted to do it again. So I look on longingly, even though I can’t participate…yet. One of these days I will get serious about buying a lathe. But I still have a jointer and planer in their boxes, so it doesn’t make much sense to get another box I can’t open. On the flip side, right now the wife is still excited that I may make a piece of furniture or a decorative doo-dad that she can use and perhaps specify…it is still a woodworker’s honeymoon of sorts, so I will have to gauge the the proper moment. Think I will ask about what to buy when that moment arrives… the meantime…just watching what you guys do with a lathe is fun.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 10-12-2009 05:37 PM

can’t wait to see it

-- Joe, Ga

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#12 posted 10-12-2009 06:06 PM

looking forward to your blog

-- Smitty!!!

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