Secrets of Segmented Turning
Clever tips and jigs unlock these puzzles in the round
Synopsis: 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.
It was golf that drew me to Sun city West, a huge active-retirement community outside phoenix. but there are only so many rounds a guy can play, and I soon wandered into the woodworking club there. An amazing sight awaited me: 7,000 square…