The Fundamentals of Segmented Woodturning: Projects, Techniques & Innovations for Today's Woodturner

The Fundamentals of Segmented Woodturning: Projects, Techniques & Innovations for Today's Woodturner

by James Rodgers


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The Fundamentals of Segmented Woodturning: Projects, Techniques & Innovations for Today's Woodturner by James Rodgers

In The Fundamentals of Segmented Woodturning , professional woodturner and woodturning instructor Jim Rodgers provides the most up-to-date guide for any woodturner trying his hand at segmented woodturning. With an emphasis on visual instruction, The Fundamentals of Segmented Woodturning offers the new segmenter with a simple, accessible introduction to the established practices while providing advanced segmenters with all the new techniques that have emerged due to the growing popularity of the craft.

Starting with the basics, The Fundamentals of Segmented Woodturning covers the essentials of tools, the steps of construction, and critical technique of accurate segment cutting before moving on to ring segmented and open segmented turning. Also covered for today’s segmented woodturners are simple design enhancements to dress up any project, a bowl-from-a-board project that utilizes lamination to create mind-blowing designs, and fun techniques for simple and fast segmented pens and vessels that utilize scrap wood and can be completed in a small amount of spare time.

Anyone interested in or currently engaged in the satisfying craft of segmented woodturning won’t find a more current, complete, or accessible guide than The Fundamentals of Segmented Woodturning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610352789
Publisher: Linden Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 502,871
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jim Rodgers, a professional teacher and woodturner, has been teaching woodturning for almost two decades as director of the Diablo Woodturning Center in Pleasant Hill, CA. The author of two woodturning books and countless articles about woodturning, he is long-time member of the American Association of Woodturners and the past president of the Bay Area Woodturners Association and the Segmented Woodturners. His online classes in segmentation for Craftsy. com have more than 1,200 current students. He’ll be appearing as a demonstrator and panelist at the 2016 Segmenting Symposium in Boston, MA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Getting Started, How It’s Done covers the steps of a construction where you will learn the basics.
Chapter 2, Cutting Segments Accurately presents four different segment cutting techniques and where they may be applied.
Chapter 3, Building a Hollow Vessel takes you another step forward with a process for working with closed containers using a two face plate method. A few more tips on the basics are also included.
Chapter 4, Simple Design Enhancements adds some enhancements that will dress up any project with little additional effort.
Chapter 5, Techniques for Making Feature Rings presents you with techniques that can be used to create more complex designs using cutting, sanding and glue up procedures. With these techniques you can attain very complex patterns of your own design.
Chapter 6, Open Segment Construction introduces you to techniques and fixtures required to place individual segments in projects where ring techniques won’t work.
Chapter 7, Bowl from a Board presents lamination, cutting and re-assembly techniques for building mind blowing "dizzy bowl" projects.
Chapter 8, Segmented Pens & Transitional Vessels covers some fun techniques, simple and fast ideas for scrap-based projects. These are quick and can be done in a limited amount of spare time.

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