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Segmented Projects

Segmented woodturning is loosely defined by creating wood blanks from assembling pieces of cut wood into a shape using glue. The shapes and sizes can be unlimited and only your imagination can restrict you.

Using different varieties of wood, you can get different coloring and shading which really lead to different designs.

 

 Segmented Bowl DemoSegmented Bowl Demo by Jon Madzelan
In this photo journal, Jon shows us all the steps that he uses to create this segmented bowl. He starts with a "build plan" and then creates all the rings including the feature ring and then shows how it's turned on the lathe. This is a good way to see all the steps involved in making large segmented bowls.

 

 Square in Circle Inlay TechniqueSquare in Circle Inlay Technique by David Reed Smith
In this tutorial, David shows us how he makes a square in a circle inlay which can be used in your turnings and segmented turnings. As always, David is extremely thorough and very safe. He explains how he makes a special table saw sled so that he can cut really thin lengths of wood without risk.

And then he does a great job of explaining how to make a glue-up jig which requires a specialized cut on the table saw. And then he goes about showing the actual glue-up process and finally the process to turn the inlays round which anyone who has tried can tell you is quite tricky!!

This is another excellent tutorial by David and teaches us some wonderful woodworking techniques in addition to woodturning techniques!

 

 Wishing Well OrnamentWishing Well Ornament by Larry Marley
In this online video project, Larry turns this 1.7 ounce, 206 piece segmented wishing well that is only 2" wide by 4" tall.

With all the pieces and it's small size, one might think that this was a really hard to make project. Well, it might be if you didn't see how Larry does it.

With this video breaking down all of the tasks, it's easy to see that this is a realistic project by taking it one section at a time. We hope that you'll give it a try!

 

 Pen Blank Segmented BowlsPen Blank Segmented Bowls by Malcolm Tibbetts
In this photo tutorial, Malcolm Tibbetts shows us how to use pen blanks as the raw material to make a "bowl from a board" project. The pen blanks are stabilized which makes them very strong and sturdy for this project. Your choices of woods and colors will make for a unique outcome which is guaranteed to be stunning.

Editors Note: I've made this project several times and the result is spectacular bowls. They are also the first thing that people are drawn to when they look at my turning collection.

 

 Segmented Coffee Cup (with liner)Segmented Coffee Cup (with liner) by Scott Fallis
in this short photo journal, Scott creates a coffee cup turning blank from segmented pieces to hold one of those nice stainless steel coffee cup inserts.

This is a brief tutorial but you'll get the idea on how to do this yourself. Using segmented pieces to make up the turning blank allows you to be creative by choosing your own woods and making your own design!

 

 Polka Dot BowlPolka Dot Bowl by Dennis Daudelin
This is another of my "beginner" segmented projects but has a fun twist. It uses "lamination trickery" to create polka dots on the outside of the bowl.

The bowl has only six sides so it's easy to create the feature ring for this bowl. The bowl much be centered perfectly on the lathe when you turn it to ensure that the polka dots are identical on each side of the bowl, but that's the only "hard" part to this project.

This is a wonderful project and this lamination trickery technique can be applies to many other turning projects. And all your friends are going to ask, "How did you do that?"... for me that's enough of a reason to make this bowl!

 

 6-sided window bowl6-sided window bowl by Dennis Daudelin
I like to call this project, the Beginner's Segmented Bowl. It's only 4 rings high and the bottom ring is a flat piece of wood. So, you make only 2 segmented rings and you get to turn your first segmented bowl.

The bowl is make with 6 segments in each ring. The middle (feature ring) has 6 spacers separating the "windows" and giving the bowl a bit of excitement.

If you're new to segmented turning, the directions are extremely clear and designed to help you build that first segmented project! I hope that you'll give it a try!

 

 A Bowl from a BoardA Bowl from a Board by Malcolm Tibbetts
In this project, Malcolm Tibbetts shows us how to glue up a turning blank using 40 segments and 40 splines. The splines are small sandwiches of maple veneer and ebony. The glued-up 1/2 round segments are cut into circles and then assembled into a bowl blank. From there the turning is easy and the outcome is stunning!

 

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