floating bottom for segmenter vessel

Discussion in 'Open-Segment Turnings Forum' started by vrbradley, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. vrbradley

    vrbradley PRO Member

    Does anyone have an opinion about a floating base? is it worth the trouble to do?
    Brad
     
  2. peter white

    peter white PRO Member

    Would do a floating disc on any base over 50mm had one cracked bottom in a 90mm base in my opinion worth the effort.
     
  3. vrbradley

    vrbradley PRO Member

    Thanks,
    Have you seen a video showing how to design this with Woodturner pro...?
     
  4. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    About the only place I've seen a floating bottom explained is in Malcolm Tibbetts book Art of Segmented Wood Turning: A Step-By-Step Guide. Starting on page 59
     
  5. peter white

    peter white PRO Member

    Not seen a video as Bob said also you can put a rebate in your bottom row of segments and fit disk unglued when you are gluing up your ring. Dennis Keely has it detailed. It is shown on Segmented Woodturners Forum look under projects.
     
  6. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    I dug this up in the directory I store all my PDF file in.
    This should give you some pretty good ideas on the floating base
     

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  7. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    I like a floating base for stability and the opportunity to create a unique design for the bottom and inside of the vessel.
     
  8. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Stuart do you have any pictures?
     
  9. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

  10. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks Stuart
     
  11. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    Bob, this bottom is actually a combination domed bottom and floating bottom. I think if I was going to do a true floating bottom like Malcolm shows I would make up the same type but a thicker disc. I would then cut slices maybe 3/16 and glue them together 90 degrees apart between a 1/4 inch plywood. That would take out any movement issues. I hope that makes sense.
     
  12. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Video for floating bottom
     
  13. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

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