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flyingoak

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03-03-2010 03:51 PM

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Alright guys,
I am about to show my ignorance. When cutting segments for a bowl. do you measure the segment length from the inside corner or the outside corner?

My first attempt last night turned out oblong!!

Any help will be appreciated

Harold

-- where is the duct tape.....


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 04:25 PM

I’m not sure I get the question. You mean your ring came out oblong when you put the segments together? It seems like that would only happen if your angles weren’t consistent.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 04:32 PM

Try Malcolm Tibbetts book and dvd’s, they are great!
http://www.tahoeturner.com/

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 07:33 PM

Well,
The angle did not change. i think it was the way i was measuing the segment. anyway….. which point do you measure from…. the inside or the ourside.

Harold

-- where is the duct tape.....

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 08:15 PM

I’m assuming you are talking about a ring of segments like those pictured here:

The inside measurement of each segment multiplied by the number of pieces will give you the inside diameter of the ring. Measuring the outside of each piece and multiplying by the number of pieces will give you the outside diameter measurement. Either way, it would have nothing to do with the ring being out of round, so I guess I’m still not understanding the question.

I found this page about doing the math for segments that may be helpful.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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