Advance your woodturning skills and learn how to design and construct a stunning segmented vessel. Join professional woodturner and woodturning instructor Jim Rodgers as he reviews basic steps in vessel construction, explains turning lingo and more. Discover three methods for cutting and find out how to build and calibrate a cutting sled. Then, get tips on cutting and gluing your segments with ease. Find out how to flatten your rings, assemble your vessel on faceplates and center your rings on the lathe. Jim will demonstrate how to turn the exterior to a planned shape and the interior to a uniform thickness. Finally, youll get tips on gluing your halves together, parting off the top of your vessel and sanding and sealing your vessel for stunning results.
Meet your instructor, expert woodturner Jim Rodgers, and see how beautiful and creative segmented woodturning can be. Follow along as Jim teaches you the planning and math required to create these precise, artful pieces. Learn how to calculate each segment size to make a piece of any dimension as you create a detailed cut list.
Now that you have your cut list, Jim offers tips for making sure your pieces are exact. He'll advise you on tool choice, and demonstrate proper technique so that you get precise cuts every time, whether with a chop saw or a table saw. Learn to build a custom cutting sled that you can calibrate to create perfectly identical segments.