Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by billooms, Sep 5, 2011.
Bill I want to thank you for the program and the help along the way
Fantastic. Now I know who to bug for help if I ever get that round tuit.
Just ask Bill
I was sort of thinking of the guy with the most recent experience.
Anyone interested I can post the Sketchup file I used to build my fixture.
Go ahead and post it. I don't know if I will use it, but I am sure that there are lurkers who would be interested. I might be able to adapt it to laying out the pattern for basket illusion pieces.
Had to zip the file this board does not allow Sketchup file extension
First bowl in process with the new fixture.
60 segment per row
First row on waiting for it to dry
Using Lloyd Johnson's new program Segment PRO for layout and design
Not happy with my first row, the ID is way to big. Did not pay enough attention to the first couple of row when I was designing it in Segment Pro. Ended up moving the last dot in the profile designer portion of the program and re-did the first row. Much happier with the results.
Bob, nice job on the machine looks like everything works.
But, I don't quite understand the process. In the second attempt are those pieces glued down? What about the gaps, how are those filled or will they be left open for perforated style bowl?
Yes each pieces is glued down individually. The gaps are part of the bowl design, this is an open segment bowl
The first row that I put on I just cut it off, sanded the base and started over
row 10 on and 11 ready to glue on.......that 601 pieces so far
Nice work Bob, looks like the jig is working out!
Had to do it. Row 18 is on. Tomorrow we'll turn some more ID.
That puts me half way 1021 pieces so far. Lots of color in row 18
This is looking really nice. I can't wait to see the finished turned project. It looks to me that your approach to having the layers lay horizontal makes a lot of sense and should be much easier than doing it on a lathe with the layers in a vertical plane. It's nice to have a dedicated fixture for gluing up.
Yes so far it is working nicely
Finished my bowl:
10 inch diameter by 9 inches tall. 60 segments per row, 35 rows total. Total of 2041 pieces. Six different species, Maple, Redheart, Purpleheart, Yellow heart, Chakte Viga and Wenge. Design credit goes to Tom Lohman, I just changed to bowl profile
Very nice indeed!