Search results

  1. Bluemax

    Flattening Open Segment Rings

    I also sand each row. I built a 90 degree fixture to mount between the saddle on my lathe . I put a pencil mark on each segment I put a piece of sandpaper against the flat on the fixture which is parallel to the work and simply sand the pencil marks off. Takes about 2 minutes and the segments...
  2. Bluemax

    Laser made segments

    On cheap templates. For the 6 ,8, and 12 segment rings you can use mechanical drawing triangles, 30-60 degree, and 45 degree. very accurate.
  3. Bluemax

    Laser made segment bowl

    Sometimes I turn out a portion to fit the gold colored dollar coins ( just over 1" dia)the gvt put out( bowl bottom). I also just make up a small plug in a contrasting color that overlaps the hole ( inside bowl).
  4. Bluemax

    Laser made segment bowl

    I use a waste block on my turnings that has a routed groove down the middle a little wider than a small scraper. I mount the bowl to the waste block with double sided turner's tape. The groove is so I can drive a scraper between the bowl and the waste block to seperate them. I use a 1/4" lag...
  5. Bluemax

    Stomper and Longworth attachment for sale. Price Reduced

    I'm sorry no it is no longer available.
  6. Bluemax

    Stomper and Longworth attachment for sale. Price Reduced

    Will ship Thursday by usps.
  7. Bluemax

    Stomper and Longworth attachment for sale. Price Reduced

    Great. I will ship as soon as the check arrives. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of making these works of art as I have. I donate most of my bowls so I get pleasure from making as well as giving. Thanks again.
  8. Bluemax

    Stomper and Longworth attachment for sale. Price Reduced

    I don't know what Venmo is. I do take paypal or send a check to Dale Maxim 1602 Dormie Dr. Gladwin Mi. 48624. I will be happy to send you the box as soon as I get the check.
  9. Bluemax

    Laser made segments

    Jeff I wasn't able to upload the crv file so I will email it to you. This one is for a 12 segment 4 degree open segment. if you have a problem email me at cdmaxim46@gmail.com.
  10. Bluemax

    Laser made segments

    Having read my description of the vectric layout people might be confused (I'm better at doing then describing ) so if someone wants to try this I'll post the vectric layout. Also the vase in the picture was completely done with the laser segments except for the top layer. I have made a closed...
  11. Bluemax

    Laser made segments

    I also have a cnc router but haven't tried making the segments with it. On the laser - I design using vectric desktop. It is a simple layout with a a vertical line and a 10" circle. You have 2 lines going up to at the angle you want to use for the segments. ( depends on how open and number of...
  12. Laser made Vase for wife.

    Laser made Vase for wife.

    I made the segments with my Muse Laser.
  13. Bluemax

    Laser made segments

    I haven't posted in a while because I've been busy on other things. I have recently made 2 vases with open segments made on my Muse laser. I found that the creation of a segment design to cut only takes about 2 minutes which allows you to make as many of that size as you want. The cutting is...
  14. Alzheimer's Donation

    Alzheimer's Donation

    Each year I donate a bowl to the annual Alzheimer's fund raiser here in Sugar Springs. This was the bowl for 2019.
  15. Bluemax

    Stomper and Longworth attachment for sale. Price Reduced

    Yes I still have them and would be happy to ship them to you. Thanks for checking.
  16. Bluemax

    Stomper and Longworth attachment for sale. Price Reduced

    I have a stomper kit, with 3 open segment plates ( 8 segment, 12 segment, and 24 segment), and the longworth centering attachment for sale. I have used them a little but I have not used them in a while. They do work good and are in perfect shape. Price reduced to $90 with free shipping from...
  17. Bluemax

    Total Saw Solutions saw blade

    Personally, I've had great luck with the Total Saw Solutions saw blade. The one thing you need to do on any blade is keep it clean from the pitch. I use Empire Pitch Eliminator, but I'm sure there are other good ones out there.
  18. Bluemax

    Closed Segment Project 1441

    Glenn I agree with the people. Nice work. I only wish I was that good. I have tried some different things for the bottoms of my bowls, both inside and outside. The simplest was to insert one of the new $1 coins. I put one on both the inside and out. Another thing you may want to consider is...
  19. Bluemax

    Question about the glue up

    I also use spray acrylic lacquer on my open segment bowls. I use about 4 coats and apply while the bowl is spinning at 150 rpm. Does that sound about right. On some of my larger bowls ( more room between the segments ) I have applied tongue oil with a pipe cleaner. Time consuming process but it...
  20. Bluemax

    Open Segment Project "Interwoven"

    I also use the mid size easy wood finisher for some but I also have a set of nano turning tools which has a round carbide cutter ( tool is about 9" long) that works well. Since it is smaller it takes less effort to get a small cut which I think puts less pressure on the bowl. If you search nano...
Top