Turning Archive 2004

Segmented turning question

Thomas Saunders
>Ok, so segmented turning is a bunch of little pieces of wood glued together to make a larger piece of wood that you put on the lathe and make something smaller.

My silly question for the day...what process do most of you use to create/touch up the surfaces of the rings for glueing.

I have been gluing the rings up and then truing one side on a square of sandpaper by hand. That is a lot of work and it really makes the bursitis in my shoulders act up.

My thought...does it make things easier if you run your stock through a thickness planer first and then cut it into segments?

I really want to do more segmented turning but the pain at this point is not worth the gain.

Any and all comments welcome.

Tom in Red Deer

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