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Ed Weber
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Segemnted Turnings
Aug 20th, 2018 at 8:29am
 
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How do you feel about the field of segmented turning? Do you like it, hate it or haven't tried it?

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Re: Segemnted Turnings
Reply #1 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 2:19pm
 
I like it. Most of my segmented pieces are open segment. However, I've done closed, too. It gives me an opportunity for colour in my design and it lets me use free offcuts from a local professional woodshop of many different species.
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Reply #2 - Aug 21st, 2018 at 10:51am
 
When I first started I had no idea where to get a bowl sized piece of wood.
I did what many do, I glued up a few pieces of 2x4 I had and it went from there.
I still like segmenting due to there being no size restrictions. Finding/buying large bowl blanks isn't always easy or cheap.
(I know, make friends with an arborist)
Other than size, I like being able to create my own patterns using my flatwork skills to hopefully enhance the look of a project.
THere's much more to it than that but that's the basics.
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Reply #3 - Aug 21st, 2018 at 10:57am
 
I'm intrigued by the concept and the flexibility of segmented work. I've made one piece, a Beads of Courage Box. One of my friends even made me a sled for my bandsaw.

The biggest hold backs that I have:
1. a shed full of Cherry, Walnut, half dozen burls.....
2. No funds to buy a drum sander Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed
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Reply #4 - Aug 21st, 2018 at 12:38pm
 
Watched to vids, would like to try, but have so many other things to do that not going to place segmenting on the list for quite a while yet.  Besides, I have stacks of bowl blanks that need turning.

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Reply #5 - Aug 22nd, 2018 at 12:36pm
 
I suspect that Id get bored gluing all the bits together but its a moot point anyway as I cant really justify buying a planer thicknesser. I must say I have seen some impressive works with several hundred small pieces all glued together. They were open pieces and the ticket price in the studio I saw them was over 500.
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Reply #6 - Aug 22nd, 2018 at 2:37pm
 
I have only turned 2 bowls in the 12" range and both of them were segmented Walnut or Cherry. I think I enjoy the segmenting and making of a sled for the job better than the actual turning, and love the results. My Wife always find a great place to stand the item. So far I have a segment sled, a stave sled, and a bandsaw sled for making Celtic Knot items. Small bowls I have turned from solid including a raw edge Osage Orange 8" bowl. Plain wood bowls don't seem to draw my attention.
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Reply #7 - Aug 23rd, 2018 at 9:59am
 
Haven't tried it yet.
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Reply #8 - Aug 28th, 2018 at 8:47am
 
Havent tried it yet but want to
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