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Eagle1

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12-09-2011 05:02 PM

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I have been wanting to do some segmented turning. I know that your segments have to dead on. I was wondering if anyother LJer’s out there have a plan they use for there segmented turning sled.
Anything that I seem to find on the web don’t get to detailed on how to make them.

Thanks: Tim

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened


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#1 posted 12-10-2011 02:42 PM

Tim, Might take a look at this site….www.trunedwood.com/framesled.html ...this is a plan for a miter sled for cutting segments for bowl turning.( I would have sent the link to you directly, but having problems with doing that on my computer.)

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#2 posted 12-10-2011 08:25 PM

Bill Kandler has a book Segmented Turning..A good start that covers everything you need to know. He
also has a web site that will show you how to build the sleds easily. After a visit to his site, I am sure that
you will be ordering his book. Hope you have many happy hours turning.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 12-10-2011 09:20 PM

I did a forum topic on getting all your segments to mate perfectly. It was without using a sled, but I found that others were using a similar technique to achieve good joints all around: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/25334

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#4 posted 12-10-2011 10:57 PM

You might want to look at getting a Veritas Poly Gauge. It does
accurate setups for 12 and fewer sided polygons.

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rance

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#5 posted 12-11-2011 12:24 AM

Nothing more than an accurate miter saw and a stop block.

Or an Incra 1000SE on your Table Saw.

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#6 posted 12-22-2011 11:26 PM

While I hesitate at pointing to other sites…if you are looking to engulf yourself with information on polychromatic turning..then check out www.segmentedwoodturners.org…we are a member club of the AAW.

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