Give segmented turning a try, and you may quickly become an addict like Art Breese and his woodshop friends. It's fun, you get a beautiful end project, and you don't need a big lathe or special accessories. Here, Breese gives the basics on sizing the segments and cutting them using easy-to-make jigs, using rub joints to glue up the segments into rings and ensure they are dead-flat, gluing the rings together into a blank, and turning the blank for a beautiful end result. You may not achieve perfection on the first bowl, but as Breese says, the quest for perfection is half the fun.

From Fine Woodworking #228