Hello Everybody, I've been woodturning for about 22 years here in Norway after I retired. I also do a lot of other types of woodworking. I have done some segmented turning based on Malcom Tibbett's methods, mostly experimenting with pine, and a few hardwoods. Tropical hardwoods have been hard to come by here, but that situation has improved somewhat, which encouraged me give it a go again. Also, I didn't much like using a sanding jig, though it worked well enough, but was a bit time consuming and dusty even with dust removal. I have ordered a set of wedgies and I will be building the sled to go with them, so that should take the sanding jig out of the equation. I had the original Woodturner Pro program along with the lamination and design programs which worked really well for me, and I am about to purchase the Segment Pro program and the updated Woodturner Pro. While I'm awaiting my wedgies, I will be building my sled. I am wondering if a digital angle finder/protractor is accurate enough for the angles not available on wedgies as I already have a digital angle finder and it would save me the expense of buying plastic angles. My rather modest lathe is a Record 1/2 HP with a 12" swing and an outboard tool rest that increases the capacity to 18". It has been surprisingly reliable over the last 22 years and I have done some pretty demanding work on it without ever experiencing any difficulties with it at all. Of course it would be nice with something bigger and better, but not worth the investment at my age. I'm glad to be a member of this forum with access to so many experience segmented turners. I'm sure I will learn a lot here and enjoy having a dialog with you. Below is a photo of my lathe set-up. Mike G.