I have done quite a bit of segmented work, both open and closed. I have been using Woodturner Pro for a couple years and have recently purchased Segmented Pro. They both work great. I also have been using the 18-4 Seg-Easy with no problems. I recently bought the 48-2 Seg-Easy and that is when my problems began. I am having trouble with the bottom two or three rows breaking out when I try turning the bowl. The glue is holding, in most cases, but the pieces are breaking. I have been taking very light cuts with very sharp tools. I have had the same result with a bowl gouge and a large scrapper. The wood I am using is primarily padouk in the first couple of rows. I have not seen anyone else comment on this problem in the forum and all the videos I have seen just show how to construct the bowl, but not much on the turning. How do you all keep the first couple of rows from breaking when making a 48 open segment bowl?