Wow...they actually let me in.


New Member
New member, new to segmenting. Been turning over 8 years, full time for 5. I'm a woodturning teacher and supplies retailer as well as being a demonstrator. Have been resisting all things segment but over the course of the last 3 years Pete Marken has been on my back to try "something". During those 3 years I purchased or upgraded supporting equipment, added a Stomper, picked up wedgies and a sled and finally tried my hand at a Vortex bowl. No, didn't use the wedgies...just got a good deal and set myself up for the future. Turns out I really like the Vortex process and having jigs, software and a tablesaw big enough to easily use a sled has allowed me to start trying to make proper segmented rings. First one cut yesterday and now I want to do a finished piece!! Kind of exciting for me as I'm not exactly known as a precision kind of turner. Fun times ahead!!


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Staff member
Welcome to WTP forum.
You will find the segmenting will open the world to you of endless possibilities. Especially since you are well versed on the lathe.
Like you I did solid turnings before trying segment vessels. I still like to turn a solid vessel, make a featured ring, then cut out the section to accommodate the featured ring.

Lloyd's software makes the planning part fun and easy. The forum is a good place to ask questions and share your experiences.

Enjoy the venture of doing segmented vessels. Warning , it can become habit forming.