Segmented Bowls For Dummies?

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Forum topic by Scott posted 10-25-2017 04:06 PM 999 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-25-2017 04:06 PM

I’m very new to turning. I was trying to find some good videos of segmented turning on youtube. I’m looking for something like a segmented bowls for dummies to get started lol. I know about the sleds and how to turn. But I’m more curious in the design of the segments. Like wide to make them, how long, how to do complex designs, etc. Any resources are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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#1 posted 10-25-2017 04:25 PM

I got started with Malcolm Tibbetts’ book … his website is you can order his book and DVD’s through his website. The book is also available on Amazon …

Another good source of info is Jim Rodgers … ... Jim has a very good book that you can also get through Amazon:

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 10-25-2017 09:43 PM

Go to Denny has a bunch of videos and on all of them, he takes you through the process from design to cutting the segments, then glue up and turning.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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#3 posted 10-26-2017 11:55 AM

Go to I use the software review here. Easily worth $37 with the time saved doing the design other various ways. The site has a lot of design info and the software has design help built in. It takes some time to learn the software but well worth it. I have several segmented projects on my LJ projects page designed with spp

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