Second segment project

Discussion in 'Segmented Turnings Forum' started by Kerf, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Kerf

    Kerf PRO Member

    Ready to turn. After the glue cures overnight that is. Most of the rings were just glued this afternoon. I got a little bit more bold with this one, I put in a feature ring. The design came straight out of Segment Pro. With a minor exception, I made the feature ring 16 segments instead of 24 like the others. The feature ring is also 1 1/4" thick and the other rings are 1/2" thick. The top and bottom have a maple waste block that will be turned away when the time is right.

    I have always done hollowing with hand tools. This vase will be done with my newly acquired Monster Hollowing system that came in yesterdays mail
    . Vase ready.jpg
  2. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    Looking good, advice take it real slow and easy
  3. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Not bad for a second project. Let us know how the Monster Hollowing system works for you.
  4. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Will you be using a steady rest? Can't wait to see it finished. What sort of wall thickness are you trying for?
  5. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    With waste blocks on each end are you turning in two halves and then joining after finishing the inside?
  6. Kerf

    Kerf PRO Member

    Yes, I will use a steady rest once the outside is turned smooth. I will also part off the top waste block once the steady rest is in use. My target wall thickness is 3/8". This will be my first time using a laser guide and the Monster system. Hoping that will make it easier to maintain desired wall thickness.

    No I am not turning in two pieces. The waste block on the top was a last minute decision after the vase was mounted on the chuck/spindle. The whole thing looked too long while unsupported to be safe. Like a disaster waiting to happen ? So I took it back out of the chuck and scrounged around in the scrap pile and found a small piece of hard maple.

    Looks like the inside will have to wait until next weekend. The laser will not light, a broken wire at the base of the laser holder. I could not get the diode out of its holder to attempt a repair and ordered a new dot laser which will not be here until Wednesday. Specs/dimensions on the replacement indicate the assembly should fit in the Monster arm. So it should be a quick repair once the part gets here. I also did not get the time to turn the outside today, maybe tomorrow.

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