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David Calson
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Length of stock to use for segmenting
Feb 20th, 2016 at 6:52am
 
What size boards do you use for segmenting? ?x?x? For small  medium bowls or vases.
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Re: Length of stock to use for segmenting
Reply #1 - Feb 20th, 2016 at 7:55am
 
Diameter X Pi = the length of the board needed to make a particular sized ring.
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Re: Length of stock to use for segmenting
Reply #2 - Feb 20th, 2016 at 9:05am
 
The number of segments per ring and construction style (economy or grain-matching) usually dictates how long a piece needs to be.
Jim's formula is correct but it's just the beginning. You need to allow for the kerf of the blade and if there are waste cuts to figure into it as well.
There's no simple answer
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Re: Length of stock to use for segmenting
Reply #3 - Feb 21st, 2016 at 10:26am
 
Consider purchasing a program like Wood Turner Pro.
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It is simple to use.  The cut list summary gives to board lengths (economy and grain match).

for me it was well worth the investment if you are going to get into segmented bowl making.
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Re: Length of stock to use for segmenting
Reply #4 - Feb 21st, 2016 at 1:10pm
 
I agree with Mike about using a software program for calculating cut lists, segments and rings. You can do this without speeding the money but you need to like (and be accurate at) math. The amount of time and wasted material saved is well worth the price. IMO

Whether you use software or old fashioned pencil and paper, I find it's a good idea to add a certain amount for unforeseen problems. How much you add (10%-15% for example) is up to you and usually is determined by your skill level.
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Re: Length of stock to use for segmenting
Reply #5 - Feb 21st, 2016 at 7:27pm
 
Don't you just hate fast money?
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Reply #6 - Mar 21st, 2016 at 9:10pm
 
Thanks Guys, I downloaded Woodturner Pro yesterday for the thirty day trial. After I printed out my first cut list I feel a bit more confident as to how to get started. Thanks Again Dave C
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Re: Length of stock to use for segmenting
Reply #7 - Mar 22nd, 2016 at 8:34am
 
Ed Weber wrote on Feb 21st, 2016 at 1:10pm:
You can do this without speeding the money


Larry Matchett wrote on Feb 21st, 2016 at 7:27pm:
Don't you just hate fast money?


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Re: Length of stock to use for segmenting
Reply #8 - Mar 22nd, 2016 at 2:16pm
 
The size of the wood is dictated by the effect you are trying for.  Some are complicated requiring planning and precise measurements.  Other you can do in your sleep.  Here is an example of complicated.
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