LumberJocks

Open Segmenting - Lesson Learned

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by HuckD posted 08-11-2015 10:43 PM 803 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View HuckD's profile

HuckD

306 posts in 1179 days


08-11-2015 10:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: open segment segmentation wood turning speed lesson learned lathe

I’ve been working on my first open segment bowl the last few days. All was going well. I five 24 piece layers glued up using the Seg Easy plate and the Stomper. This morning I rough turned the inside of the first three layers. I just brushed in the sanding sealer on the first four layers – inside the holes is tedious, to say the least. Had some runs so thought it would be a good idea to turn the lathe on and sling the excess out. Slow speed was fine but wasn’t getting much sealer out. Soooo, I turned the speed up to high. About 4 seconds of that and the whole thing just exploded! Segments went flying all over the shop. I felt like a kid at Easter with my little box in hand looking all around for pieces.

On a positive side – I’m glad I learned that lesson on 5 layers and not 16. lol

-- Visit my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFZY9FU6f7lo2tUgJOnqCzBV3qxJzAVDA


7 replies so far

View luv2learn's profile

luv2learn

2465 posts in 1768 days


#1 posted 08-12-2015 12:17 AM

Sorry buddy, I hate it when things like that happen. But now you know what not to do :-)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View Nubsnstubs's profile

Nubsnstubs

826 posts in 1195 days


#2 posted 08-12-2015 02:55 PM

Well, sorry to hear about your loss, but no pix, didn’t happen…..... What base is your sanding sealer made from, and what type of glue did you use? ............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

View HuckD's profile

HuckD

306 posts in 1179 days


#3 posted 08-13-2015 04:11 PM

Hi Jerry. The glue was Titebond III and it’s a Minwax oil based sanding sealer. I was able to salvage the first segmented layer and have started over. No pics at this time. :)

-- Visit my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFZY9FU6f7lo2tUgJOnqCzBV3qxJzAVDA

View Nubsnstubs's profile

Nubsnstubs

826 posts in 1195 days


#4 posted 08-14-2015 03:19 AM

Huck, TB III is good stuff if you shake it up first, and not stress it for at least 24 hours. Oil base wouldn’t effect the glue, so, it sounds like your speed was the culprit. Like you said, lesson learned, but 2 question? Did you learn to let the runs dry, and then sand them? . Are you going to finish it?........... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Gixxerjoe04

835 posts in 1042 days


#5 posted 08-14-2015 05:07 PM

That sounds frustrating, haven’t turned anything segmented but curious about the open stuff, how do you prevent glue squeeze out in the gaps?

View HuckD's profile

HuckD

306 posts in 1179 days


#6 posted 08-17-2015 01:56 AM



Huck, TB III is good stuff if you shake it up first, and not stress it for at least 24 hours. Oil base wouldn t effect the glue, so, it sounds like your speed was the culprit. Like you said, lesson learned, but 2 question? Did you learn to let the runs dry, and then sand them? . Are you going to finish it?........... Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Yes, I’m still working on it. I’m doing the sanding sealer on the two sides BEFORE glue up now. Lots easier to get to.

-- Visit my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFZY9FU6f7lo2tUgJOnqCzBV3qxJzAVDA

View HuckD's profile

HuckD

306 posts in 1179 days


#7 posted 08-17-2015 01:58 AM



That sounds frustrating, haven t turned anything segmented but curious about the open stuff, how do you prevent glue squeeze out in the gaps?

- Gixxerjoe04

I’m using a damp pipe cleaner (aka “craft stick” nowadays). Immediately after gluing and clamping just run it between the pieces. Rinse often and squeeze the excess water out with a towel. Works great.

-- Visit my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFZY9FU6f7lo2tUgJOnqCzBV3qxJzAVDA

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com