I have used the CD stomper since you released it. What a great idea to make my segmenting headaches go away. I'm looking forward to my next project. Thanks for sharing your terrific idea with us out here.Eric
I've always used a lathe-mounted jig to apply segments to open segment vessels - one segment at a time. With the Stomper, I apply an entire row all at once with all the accuracy I've always achieved. It is a tremendous time saver.Arthur B.
Finally a good use for free weights :->Tom D.
Due to a large order, we are back ordered on Longworth Centering Attachments. Any Closed Segment Kits will be delayed until April 12th. Stomper Deluxe Kits containing SegEasy plates will be shipped to US destinations now with the Longworth Centering Attachments shipped separately at no charge when they arrive. I apologize for this inconvenience and will plan for an event like this happening in the future.
One evening a years ago, I was applying an adhesive label to a CD using a popular product called the Stomper that utilized a simple plunger system. As I marvelled at another perfect positioning of a label, I remember lamenting, "If only I could be as accurate and fast when gluing segmented rings". The next day, I was using my home-made lathe-mounted Longworth Chuck to center a segmented ring and after gluing saw that it had been positioned perfectly. Unfortunately, it had tied up my lathe and got glue on the lathe bed. It was then that I got my V-8 moment - I just needed a table-mounted plunger but had no idea where to find it.
What could have a rigid housing, a powerful spring and plunger action? I found my answer in the underground sprinkler department. I grabbed a 12" popup sprinkler and saw that it had everything I needed but it worked backwards from my needs. So I diassembled it completely and reassembled it with the spring in a different configuration. Voila!
About then, I noticed the Home Depot sprinkler manager looking over my shoulder and he said, "Do you mind telling me what you're doing?" "Buying a woodturning jig, obviously." I replied. He slowly walked away, shaking his head.
The plunger gets you started, but you'll need centering solutions to make the magic of the Stomper System come alive.