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Innovative Techniques in Segmented Turning

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Turn your most sophisticated segmented vessels yet. Learn cutting-edge woodturning techniques you'll use again and again.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jim Rodgers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Create feature rings, turn a bowl from a board and learn more open segmented woodturning techniques alongside pro woodturner and instructor Jim Rodgers. You'll discover a variety of advanced woodturning techniques, starting with how to design, split and execute feature rings with thunderbird, zigzag and diamond motifs. Then, find out how to cut multiple segments more accurately and efficiently than ever using a wedgie sled. Jim will also help you outfit your segmented vessel with a floating foot that won't crack over time. Have wood that's just collecting dust in your shop? Put it to use as Jim teaches you to create a beautiful bowl from a board. Plus, you'll learn valuable open segmented woodturning techniques for creating spectacular vessels both on and off the lathe.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Cutting Veneers & Splitting Rings
Meet veteran woodturning instructor Jim Rogers, then dive into cutting veneers with Jim's helpful tips. See how to cut a larger ring into smaller rings with a bandsaw or a lathe, then learn how to use spacers in designs, which Jim demonstrates as he cuts the segments for a Greek key.
2. Basic Feature Rings
3. Creating Diamonds on the Sander
4. Innovations in Segmented Turning
5. Bowls From a Board
6. Open Segment Construction
7. Creating an Open Segment Piece Off-Lathe

Taught by

Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers is a professional woodturner with a passion for teaching his craft to others. His interests and skills cover a wide range of woodturning, but he maintains a special focus on segmented turning. Jim is a regular contributor to the American Woodturner Journal and president of the International Segmented Woodturners Association.

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