My segmented woodturning adventure

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Blog series by stefang updated 01-28-2018 02:43 PM 3 parts 11665 reads 46 comments total

Part 1: Segmented Woodturning - Cutting Segments On A Bandsaw

12-29-2017 06:18 PM by stefang | 8 comments »

BackgroundTurners who want to get into segmented woodturning might hesitate because they think that accurate segments can be cut only on a tablesaw or mitersaw and they have only a bandsaw. There may be some truth in that, but I did a little experimentation today to see exactly how true it is. Very accurate jigs for cutting segmentsI am planning to do a little segmented woodturning again myself and I have gotten some wedgies from Seg Easy to set the angles on my double fence wedgie sled, w...

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Part 2: Get Started (again)

01-06-2018 07:31 PM by stefang | 25 comments »

I’m making some( slow) progress on my reentry into woodturning. My Wedgie sled is nearly complete. I have drilled and routed out for the bolts that hold the adjustable fences. I have made the runner for the sled and fitted it to the slot in my tablesaw ready to be screwed on this coming Monday, and I received my Wedgies for setting the various angles for different numbers of segments. Use of the Wedgie sled together with the wedgies to set the fence angles guarantees perfect segments ev...

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Part 3: Gearing up for doing some segmented work

01-28-2018 02:43 PM by stefang | 13 comments »

The more or less completed Wedgie SledAfter showing my almost completed Wedgie sled, I went back into the shop the next day to attach the runner on to it which would slide in my tablesaw slot (My tablesaw has only one). I got almost finished and then had a heart attack. After some fiddling at the hospital I returned home and have been taking it easy the last 3 weeks. As of yesterday I am back in the shop good as new. Problems due to my weird European combi machineMy wedgie sled is almost c...

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