Open Segment Project - Acoma

Discussion in 'Follow Along Projects' started by Bob Beaupre, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    60 would match your open segment numbers.

    How about 30. Might make it easier to keep the brick pattern going than 48. Nice 6 degree cut.
     
  2. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Good idea Mike I'll have to think on that
     
  3. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Nope go to go with the original 60 closed segment. Did a test ring

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  4. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Good idea on the test ring. So its going with 60. should look just fine.
     
  5. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Top ring doing some turning

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  6. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Bob:
    Did you use the jig to build the 60 segment closed top ring?
    You are producing another beautiful bowl.
     
  7. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Yes everything was done in the jig
     
  8. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Finished turning and sanding. Now come the fun part of pulling all the chips from the little holes. :)

    Hopefully I can get this one finished and cut off without trying to bounce it off the floor

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  9. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nicely done.
    One reason I went to a donut chuck to part of bowls. Had a couple come off on a vacuum chuck.
     
  10. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Yes I need to come up with something when time comes to cut it off
     
  11. Tom Lohman

    Tom Lohman Tom Lohman

    Looking great Bob!
     
  12. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks Tom.

    I wish you would stop raising the bar.
    You have to give us a chance to catch up :)

    Anything new in the hopper?

    Your Big Red was off the hook!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
  13. peter white

    peter white PRO Member

    Looking very good are you liking your new jig it looks like you are?
     
  14. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    It works quite well, still needs a couple of fixes but nothing serious
     
  15. Tom Lohman

    Tom Lohman Tom Lohman

    I started a new project yesterday, it will be for a local art show, only 6,800 pieces this time, but I hope it looks like the design, a little 3D action, so time will tell. I am happy your jig is working out for you.
     
  16. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Great project Bob. Look forward to seeing the next one.
     
  17. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    We need to get this one one the shelf first
     
  18. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Bob.
    In your method of construction using your new gluing jig, do you put any weight on the top of the ring being glued?
    I pretty much have always used a press or a weight to help ensure a good bond between layers.
     
  19. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Mike,
    Yes I did first I put down a piece of neoprene, the a flat board and then I used a 15 lbs weight.

    However I don't know if it did much. The glue I used was Titebond Thick and Quick, also known as Molding and Trim, and it sets up three time faster than Original. So by the time I got all the way around a row the first segment you could not move at all. I still used the weight. I let them setup about half an hour and then went back to it and started another row. Titebond Thick and Quick dries clear and you can hardly see it, no color like original or Titebond II or III.

    One thing that is absolutely critical with these open segments is having your rings absolutely flat. You have to flatten every row. I tried cheating on one row and paid the price. It takes so very little to make a segment piece go wonky. When you think you have the ring flat check it again, it is time well spent.
     
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  20. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Finished bowl
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