Segmented Turning : A Complete Guide by Ron Hampton
You won’t find a more complete and beautifully illustrated introduction
to this spectacular woodworking technique. Every instruction and image
thoroughly demystifies the art of segmented turning and enables ordinary
turners to master advanced skills and produce works with stunning geometrical
and pictorial effects. From the initial planning to the final product,
and from cutting accurate angles to setting up the tablesaw, every stage
receives detailed attention. Wood-workers will soon appreciate how this
method can overcome problems of wood movement and splitting, and enable
them to use scraps and offcuts that would otherwise go to waste. The
projects include mountain bowls and an ornamental birdhouse that’s
fun to make.
Segmented Turning ...A good start ...Techniques and Projects for Beginner to Pro
by Bill Kandler
What do I do first? These are usually the first words spoken by a
segmented turner when he starts his first project. This book was created
to answer that question and whole series of questions that normally
follow. The book starts with the basics of good design and then adds
to that, discussions of design elements and the steps needed to make
a segmented object. The steps include, design, choosing and preparing
materials, cutting segments, gluing and flattening rings, mounting
and turning on the lathe, sanding, and finishing the piece. Also covered
are photographing and documenting projects, a sample project, several
sample project plans, and plans for building an accurate miter sled. Bill's book is also available new from his website, www.segmentedturning.com.
Woodturning with Ray Allen : A Master's Designs & Techniques for Segmented Bowls & Vessels by Dale L. Nish
Covering a technique popularized by master woodturner Ray Allen, this
manual moves beyond basic woodturning with the segmented woodturning
technique. This creative approach is demonstrated in one complete step-by-step
project that effectively guides woodturners through the complicated
process of creating geometric, repeating patterns with a Southwestern
feel. Detailed, illustrated instructions make this seemingly elaborate
technique approachable. Additional information on common problems helps
avoid mistakes along the way. A full-color photograph gallery provides
inspiration for future projects.
The Art of Segmented Wood Turning : A Step-by-Step Guide by Malcolm Tibbetts
Woodturners learn how to cut and combine pieces of wood to produce
multicolored geometric designs in turned bowls and vases in this highly
illustrated book. Techniques are provided to achieve the accuracy required
in segmented work, and professional tips reveal how to create preliminary
blueprints. Step-by-step instructions and hundreds of color photographs
explain how to accomplish the often-complicated tasks involved with
sphere turning, building a porthole-style ring, and inserting diamonds
and round designs.
Beyond Basic Turning: Off-Centre, Coopered & Laminated Work by Jack Cox
This book was published in 1993 and is still available from the major
distrubutors. It's a very detailed book and Jack Cox is quite the math
wizard. He shows all the different ways to make and assemble segmented
work from flat, non-flat, offset straight, staved, curved and more.
Better for experienced segmented turners than beginners.
Books - Out of Print Available used or special order
Woodturning: Projects and Techniques by Bruce Boulter
Published in 1987, this book is now out of print. It covers many of
the basic turning techniques that you can find in the currently available
books. Most of the learning comes from the different projects that
are shown in the book. May have been a worthly book when first published.
Creative Woodturning by Dale L. Nish
This book was released in 1975 by the founder of Craft Supplies, Utah.
It is a general woodturning book showing many different turning projects.
It does contain a couple of segmented turning projects. Many of the
tools and techniques are now outdated but the book is worth having
in your collection if not just for the incredible pictures and an understanding
of where the woodturning field was in 1975.
Laminated Designs in Wood: Techniques, Patterns, Projects by Clarence Rannefeld
I consider this book to be the "bible" of lamination in wood. It provides
the concepts of lamination in wood and discusses the subsequent processing
of the laminate from first generation into second and third generations.
It also contains a large section dedicated to showing pictures of all
the three generations of mitered laminate designs using the most commonly
used angles. There is also a small discussion on how to convert this
mostly flat work into round pieces. At the very end of the book, several
projects are built using the lamination technique.
If the the lamination process interests you, then this book will tell
you how to do it. If you're interested in making your own laminates,
you should check out Lamination Pro from WoodturnerPro. This software
package allows you to accomplish the same laminations and to control
the angles and the final results. Visit the Vendor Directory for information
on Woodturner Pro.
Polychromatic Assembly for Woodturning by Emmett E. Brown, Cyril Brown
This book was orginally published in 1973 and as far as I can tell,
it was the first book dedicated to segmented turning. Many of the cutting
and assembly techniques may now be out of date but the book does get
across the key points of segmented turning and shows many techniques
to make segmented turning. Many that are not being done today but still
have the potential to interest today's segmented turners. The book
is very stimulating and merits purchase if you can find a copy!!
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