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Aligning rings

Discussion in 'Segmented Turnings Forum' started by R. Engle, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. R. Engle

    R. Engle PRO Member

    I need some help on how to align segmented rings for gluing. Sometimes the run out i get is beyond what will clean up round.
  2. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    First how round are your rings?

    Second are you making your segments long enough or are you cutting yourself short.

    Have you tried a Stomper and Longworth centering attachment, you can make one yourself or Lloyd sells them
  3. R. Engle

    R. Engle PRO Member

    Thanks, I will check out the Stomper. I first thought the the Stomper was for open turnings.
  4. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    The stomper has plates for closed segment and open segment turnings.

    A couple of things that have help me improve the roundness of my rings is to:
    - make sure the segments being used for the ring have segment length that are equal (or within a couple of thousandths).
    - When gluing segments into pairs it helps to make sure the outside edges are flush.
    - it helps to mill up your stock used to cut your segments our of have parallel sides. That is the width of the board is the same through the entire length.

    Hope this makes sense.

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