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Discussion in 'Follow Along Projects' started by Glenn McCarron, Sep 19, 2016.
Are you still using the segeasy plate to do the assembly? That seems to be going OK?
Yes, but with the small pieces it is a challenge to get the pieces all the way to the bottom, as the wedge action tends to try and lock it in place. That's the reason I'm changing to gluing them on a waste block. Then I can flatten the exposed face and then turn it around and glue it to the bowl.
The face that I originally was using at the glue line is now just not used.
No relying on the individual pieces be pushed tight at the glue joint.
Adds additional steps but I think there will be less problems.
It's all about learning
Glenn I think the Seg-Easy Zero Plate is working fine. Except for the slight variance in edge length coming out of the wedgie sled, and the slight tolerance differences on the Seg-Easy Zero Plate, all that contribute to the variation of how the pieces fit in the plate. I have found that playing a little with the pieces as to which pieces from which fence off the wedgie sled I use makes some difference.
I thick it is only going to require adding a little more turning material to the ID & OD
Glued to the waste block, waiting for the glue to cure before I glue up the remaining pieces.
That waste block looks like it would make a great platter!
With the Segeasy Plate do you get much glue squeeze out. Must be hard to clean with limited space?
At one time in it's life it was a bread board.
The glue at this point is only applied to the ends of half of the segments. I take a damp pipe cleaner and wipe any of the glue squeeze out. There is a little but not bad, the secret is the pipe cleaners. Next step I glue the remaining 24 segments to the 24 that are glued to the waste block. I use a small paint brush and apply glue to the inside edges and to the loose piece then press it in. Lots more glue squeeze out here.
Gluing up the rest of the ring.
Looks like you have a smooth running production line.
Ring rough turned for glue up
Much easier to line up if the OD is turned
Had a OOPS!!in the shop this afternoon. Glued on the next two rings and then when I was doing some clean up I noticed that I had not trimmed down one ring and it was too thick. Luckily it was wide enough to use a narrow cut off tool, clean up the face and flip the ring around and re-glue it back on. I thought I was going slow enough to catch everything! Guess not, Oh well no foul no error.
The last couple of rings are being glued on off lathe, I was getting to much movement in the tail stock to get the ring ringht where I wanted it.
Watched some Dennis Edwards and learned ..... picture attached
Did a bit of tinkering in the shop today. Did a rough turn of the inside. I have three rings on my bowl and hope to start cutting some more segments tomorrow.
That's great news. That is really looking nice.
I'm working on ring 16 & 17. Don't know how far I'll get on the project before I have to leave for Boston.
I'm sure Boston is going to give you (and many others) lots of inspiration. Having all those big names in one spot will be amazing as well. I've done a class with Jimmy Clewes, one with Michael Hosaluk and another with Stephen Kennard. All were awesome.
I'm taking a cam-corder so I hope to be able to post some goodies
I hope you can get Lloyd's presentation of the new program.
I was hoping to get a gimps of it before I left but I will try
Well it would have been a very pretty bowl!!!!!
You can see the catch on the top ring, Lower ringht of the picture.
Guess we start anew after Boston
OOOPs. been there, done that.
just curious, the walls look pretty thin? How thick were they?
Thin .... about 1/16, but for the most part it broke in the wood not the glue joint. Did not think I had it quite that thin but it was. Had a catch up on the top ring. That was 817 pieces.
that is heart breaking id have been devastated