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Any bowl segmenting people out there?

woodtickgreg

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Also, just use some pine or something crappy when you first start cutting to get an idea of how things go. Then move on to your better scrap wood, lol.
 

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I have made lots of segmented forms, no bowls though. I use wedges and my table saw cross cut sled. A chopsaw will work but not as well... Will post some pics when I get back, am traveling now...
 
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I am new to segmenting and still find it very confusing, i am still working on the sled. Check out segmented turning on Utube you will find more information than you need
 

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I have made lots of segmented forms, no bowls though. I use wedges and my table saw cross cut sled. A chopsaw will work but not as well... Will post some pics when I get back, am traveling now...
Would you be able to post those pictures now? Chuck
 

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Segmented turning was the reason I purchased a incra miter 1000 HD miter gage. And now that I have it it's my go to miter gage for all things. It's now set up on my new saw. They make a small sled that I can attach and remove the gage to when needed and I'm thinking of getting that. A good miter gage is very helpful to get accurate angles for the glue up.
 

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There's nothing standard. It all comes out in the design. I saw one woman turner at the Bellevue Arts Fair that made large turnings made with segments 1/8" square. It was mind boggling how many pieces there were. IIRC, the sign said 6000.

For me 3/4" thick is a starting point, but I'll go thinner for smaller turnings and larger for bigger turnings. This one used 1" thick pieces for the maple parts.

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ebill that is a neat calculator how do you get it, is there more
- I don't think its a 'get it' kind of program. You just use it on the web page. Don't know if there is any 'more' ... I just ran across it while trying to understand segmenting when I was first starting to segment.

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There's nothing standard. It all comes out in the design. I saw one woman turner at the Bellevue Arts Fair that made large turnings made with segments 1/8" square. It was mind boggling how many pieces there were. IIRC, the sign said 6000.

For me 3/4" thick is a starting point, but I'll go thinner for smaller turnings and larger for bigger turnings. This one used 1" thick pieces for the maple parts.

- great looking turning. Can I ask what you used for the black rings/accents ?

- ebill
 

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i found a segment calculator i the google play store on my phone search segment calculator. Stephan Ogle mentioned it in one of his videos
 
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