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Forum topic by Jim Jakosh posted 12-12-2015 01:21 PM 873 views 5 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Jakosh

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12-12-2015 01:21 PM

This link was given to me by our past guild president and LJ Member and I thought it might be of some value to those who cut segments for segmented turnings. I don’t make segmented things but I learned a lot from the concepts and the things he has incorporated into his sleds.( like the way he adjusts the guide fit)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yl-qDN1HtI

Enjoy this one and the other of his videos that are linked to it.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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Tennessee

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#1 posted 12-12-2015 01:39 PM

Great video. Looked at segeasy.com, very neat. Thanks!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#2 posted 12-12-2015 02:09 PM

Thanks for posting Jim. My segment turnings could use some tweaking. I hope to get back at it after Christmas. Very interesting videos.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-12-2015 02:40 PM

Thanks for the link to those great videos Jim and with some pretty interesting results made possible by those excellent jigs. It makes life a lot easier when you can cut perfect segments without further ado. That would not be possible for me with the blades available here or my less than premium table saw. Luckily a good segment sanding jig solves any cutting errors, at least when the segments are slightly larger than finished size. The result is the same, but with a little more time and effort involved. The sanding jig makes it possible for folks to even use a band saw to cut their segments with. I only mention this because there are no doubt many turners who don’t have a table saw or like me not very good table saws.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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UncleStumpy

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#4 posted 12-12-2015 07:16 PM

Jim, I am sincerely grateful for you posting this!

I just got a new motor for my “big” lathe and after the holidays, segmented turning is exactly what I want to try.
Man this is going to save me a lot of research and trial and error.

Happy holidays and thank you again!!! Ray

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 12-12-2015 08:12 PM

Hey, glad you all find it useful. I though he had it nailed with that cutting jig!!

I will use that design for some other project!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-12-2015 10:01 PM

Thanks for sharing this! This would have been great to have when making that start you were trying to make

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#7 posted 12-12-2015 10:44 PM

Well done Jim. I’m hooked

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 12-13-2015 12:10 AM

That was very interesting even though my internet connection cut out on the second one, The nice music and his calm voice was enjoyable. I never heard him say anything about the wedjie plastic pieces he was using. From what I could see they where manufactured. Needed for the accuracy of setting up the jig. Do you know anything about them or the source.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 12-13-2015 12:40 AM

Hi Brian. I don’t know where he got the accurate angle templates, but you can make them with a Wixie box and a few tries with a sled in the Table saw. I spent a little time making a perfect 30 degree one night but it finally came out perfect and I’m saving it!! Remember that , Pattie??

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 12-13-2015 05:52 AM

Jerry has good stuff… you can find the wedgies from his web site or by going here: http://www.segeasy.com

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#11 posted 12-13-2015 11:17 AM

Thanks Jim, some great info there, one day maybe…...

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 12-27-2015 01:16 AM

Thnx for sharing that link Jim. Some gr8 information there

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#13 posted 12-27-2015 02:59 AM

Awesome video ! Thanks for sharing :)

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