Could I chime in here with a question for mfisher?????Hi John.
I don't know of links to videos that covers what you are wanting to explain.
Creating a base out of segments for a base is challenging as you have discovered. Part of the problem is the thinness of the wood at the point. When gluing it can cause the wood swell and possible warp.
- Do a dry fit at see how well the disk is formed.
- Don't glue the tip end of the segment. You can come back later at glue with thin CA
- You could try making half circles and then sand the joining edges to make a clean tight fit circle.
If the base in less than four inches, consider using a thin solid base.
Could I chime in here with a question for mfisher?????
I have heard people say to use a floating bottom, as if for some reason there is a chance for the bottom to change dimensions in different weather and cause a crack. Is that anything to worry about? I don't know how they make their floating bottoms.
If there are ever gaps between the segments, it means that your cutting angle is not correct. If the gaps are towards the inside of the ring, it means that your cutting angle is greater than the target angle and less than the target angle if the gaps are on the outside.when i try to create a bottom ring using segments, i wind of with gaps between the segments. This happens as i get closer to the center of the bowl bottom. Is there a video showing the correct way to do this or how to fix it.