Segmented turning help

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Forum topic by Woodcanuck posted 06-11-2010 03:28 PM 1326 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2010 03:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: turning segmented tearout wood filler

I’ve never tried segmented turning before, but I decided to try it in the marble tower I’m building. See the link here:

I’ve done the initial turning (as you’ll see near the bottom of the post) and I’m not as happy with the result as I’d like to be. Two main issues I see:
- some of the joints are not that tight and now have gaps
- some of the segments have tearout

I believe I understand why these things have happened (not enough time spent preparing the segments when I did the initial glue up and turning endgrain and probably not sharpening/honing my tools often enough).

I’m looking for advice on how to deal with both of these issues now that they’re staring me in the face.

My plan right now is to try making up some woodfiller for the gaps with some ash sawdust and woodglue and to go back and sharpen the heck out of my bowl gouge and scrapers and see if I can trim things down a little to reduce some of the tearout.

Let me know what you think would work best and any tips on avoiding these problems in the future.


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#1 posted 06-11-2010 03:43 PM

Three years ago I made this miter sled for my so-in-law, who does segmented bowl turning. This is a woodworking application that requires the utmost in accuracy. The angles must be perfect. Not all table saws are capable of this kind of precision.

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#2 posted 06-11-2010 05:43 PM

Here’s a place that has a lot of info .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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