Question about the glue up

Discussion in 'Segment Stomper Forum' started by Brandon Lucus, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Brandon Lucus

    Brandon Lucus New Member

    I'm attempting to make my first open segment flower bowl. It will be 48 segments per row and 19 rows total. When I put my first row in the seg-easy plate then tried to glue it to the base with the stomper I could not remove it from the seg-easy plate. I know the segments were tight in the plate. I'm thinking maybe a little too tight. What could I do to make this work better? Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    Brandon, first if they are that tight, let the glue dry over night. Then work you why around pulling at the seg-easy plate. keep going around and it will come off. You are going to have to pull pretty hard. Next row don't push the segments in so hard and it will come off easier.
     
  3. Brandon Lucus

    Brandon Lucus New Member

    Thank you. I already removed it and took it off the base. I recut the row and will try again tomorrow.
     
  4. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    Brandon
    If this is your first open segment project you might want to go over to the follow along projects. There a couple of open segment project, that were built not that long ago with a lot of tricks and problems found and solved. Lots of good information if your just learning.
     
  5. Brandon Lucus

    Brandon Lucus New Member

    It's not my first open segment but is my first with the stomper and using 48 segments per row. I have been reading some of the older posts. I'll keep reading. Just didn't see the answer to my question when I read through.
     
  6. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

  7. Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson Administrator Staff Member

    Brandon,
    I also had the same problem and I did a couple things to simplify removing the ring without having segments come out. First, I spray the plate with a very fine coat of a silicone lubricant - just enough to make the segments release but not enough to get lubricant on the segments. The biggest thing, though, is to use a very small flat-head screw driver and insert it above one of the ribs of the plates and below the disk or segment above it. With the flathead inserted a few milimeters, raise the handle slightly and slowly and then rotate the plate by 1/4 turn and repeat this, it will only take about two of these to make the entire ring lift from the plate. Since I started doing this, I have never lost a segment and I'm confident you'll have the same results.
     
  8. Brandon Lucus

    Brandon Lucus New Member

    Ok will do. Thank you!
     
  9. Brandon Lucus

    Brandon Lucus New Member

    For the first couple rows I'm going to use the glue up jig. I will try the stomper and seg-easy plate again.
     
  10. Brandon Lucus

    Brandon Lucus New Member

    Almost done with my bowl. just need to glue in the purple heart plug, sand to 400 grit and apply a finish. Not sure what kind of finish to use. I have only used Danish oil in the past. Any suggestions on a good shiny finish and how to apply properly would be great.
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  11. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    Open Segment, spray acrylic lacquer
     
  12. Bluemax

    Bluemax PRO Member

    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 works.
     
  13. Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson Administrator Staff Member

    Brandon,
    You should be very proud of this bowl. You've done an excellent job with your segment alignment and it looks like you've been doing this for years. I'm anxious to see where you go from here.
     
  14. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent work.
     
  15. Brandon Lucus

    Brandon Lucus New Member

    I finished the bowl and it was entered in the AWFS turning to the future competition. It didnt place but won a award from the people that attended the show. Cant wait to make another.
     

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  16. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice job --- congratulations
     
  17. Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson Administrator Staff Member

    Great job, Brandon!
     
  18. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Brandon I think the "People's Choice Award" is the most coveted award of any competition. Congratulation.
     
  19. peter white

    peter white PRO Member

    Excellent job well done.
     

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