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The Art of Segmented Woodturning

Table of Contents

1.         INTRODUCTION


2.         TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION


3.         TOOLS


4.         SAFETY
                  AAW Lathe Safety Guidelines
                  Respiratory Protection


5.         Understanding wood
                  Moisture Content
                  Testing for Moisture Content
                  Importance of Wood Grain Orientation
                  Choosing Wood
                  Preparing Your Wood


6.         Glue
                  Clamping
                  Glue Safety


7.         TECHNIQUES AND TRICKS
                  Cutting Segments
                        Using a Miter Saw
                        Using a Sled on a Table Saw
                        Two Methods of Cutting Segments
                        Gang Cutting
                  Cutting Thin Strips
                  Disc Sanding
                        Freehand Sanding and the “Rub Joint”
                        Building and Using a Sanding Jig
                        Disc Sander Fitting Feature Ring Components
                  Gluing Segments Together
                        The “Half Ring” Method
                        The “All at One Time” Method
                  Preparing rings for Stacking
                        Clamping Techniques
                        Uses of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
                  Working with Veneers
                        How to Make Ebon-x
                  Splitting rings into multiple rings
                  Inlaying BASE Plugs
                  Improving Efficiency


8.         THE DESIGN PROCESS
                  Design Tips
                  Feature rings
                  creating a blueprint
                        Using Graph Paper
                        Using a CAD Program
                        Specialized Computer Programs
                  A Sample Drawing


9.         JOHN'S TURNING
                  Building an Indian Blanket Feature Ring
                  A Cutting List
                  Joining Two Halves
                  The Finishing Process


10.        STAVE CONSTRUCTION
                 Calculating Compound Miter Angles
                 Building a Staved Vessel
                 Mortise and Tenon Joint between Layers
                  Back to the Vessel Construction


11.        LAMINATION TRICKERY
                 Building Zigzag Rings
                  Multi-Generation Lamination
                 Two Ways to Build Diamonds
                 Laminated Segments AND STAVES (5 examples)
                  A Bowl from a Board



12.        PRODUCTION TURNING


13.        MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS
                  Oval bowls
                  Mitering complete rings
                  Installing round designs


14.        BUILDING AN ICOSAHEDRON
                  Sphere turning Techniques
                  TRANSFORMING SPHERES INTO VESSELS
                  a truncated icosahedron


15.        PORTHOLES AND LARGE TURNINGS
                  Building a Porthole-Style Ring
                  Large diameter ring techniques
                  BUILDING SUNRISE SEGMENTS
                  ANOTHER METHOD OF INSERTING DIAMONDS
                  MORE LARGE VESSEL TECHNIQUES


16.	   SEGMENTED RIBBONS


17.        FINAL THOUGHTS


APPENDIX

                  Mathematical Formulas and Concepts
                  Calculating Compound Miters
                  Construction of Platonic Solids
                  Chart of Compound Miter Angles
                  Description of Turnings


BIBLIOGRAPHY
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