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Don Davis

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My name is Don Davis and I live in Murfreesboro, TN which is about 25 miles east of Nashville. I like all kinds of woodworking and have been doing it for more than 50 years. I started turning about four months ago and I like it a lot. My lathe is a Jet 12/21 which isn't big but I can turn a 12" bowl which is a fair size bowl. I would like to learn how to make some very simple segmented bowls, but my problem is understanding the programs for making bowls.

Thanks, Don

Richard Bruce

PRO Member
You've come to the right place. There is a lot of information here. There is video tutorials on the way each program works. At first I had the same problem, but after watching LLoyd's videos everything got much easier. Good luck.


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Welcome to the WTP forum Don. Take a look at the vids Lloyd has made for the various software. Also doing a google search on how to make a segmented bowl will give you some of the basics. The sofware can be downloaded and used for 30 days for free. Ask questions and we will try to help out.

Enjoy your lathe.