Recent content by James Westmoreland

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    Open segment bowl started - Petal

    Really nice! I just finished my open segmented turning, pretty plain looking but i wanted to get the process down before an attempt to do something as beautiful as your turning, I used Titebond "Quick and Thick". It worked great and dries clear. However I will be using pipe cleaners and dental...
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    Need Help

    Lloyd, When this Covid madness is over I am hoping you will have some 2 day workshops. I am in Northwest Washington. But would travel if needed. Are you planning to do these again in the future?
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    MJ Splitter

    Thanks
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    MJ Splitter

    Sorry No. it is a thin kerf table saw blade. 10 inch diameter. Here is a photo of a generation board I messed up by using a 1/16 inch saw kerf blade when Lam Pro thought I was using a 1/8 inch saw kerf blade. See how they are misaligned? The program takes your saw blades kerf size into account...
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    MJ Splitter

    When you get Lam Pro be sure to go into options and check for the correct saw kerf for the blade you use. The program default is 1/8 inch I believe. I did not realize that and used a 1/16 inch blade which threw every thing off. See attached
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    MJ Splitter

    Thanks, I have that exact jig and use it on my bandsaw as well. However it does not help with a generation board because if you need to split one down the middle you need to have the jagged edge of the board against a rip fence. Using the MJ Splitter with their gripper pads (push block) gives me...
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    MJ Splitter

    The splitter is used when making rip cuts not crosscuts. I bought it so I could could thin strips from a "Generation Board" created in Lamination Pro to make feature rings. If you want to make a Southwest design from a feature ring generation board you will need to rip 1/8th inch strips from...
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    MJ Splitter

    Thank you for your input. I use and like the Gripper as well. I have a Shopsmith but the plate for the saw blade that accepts the riving knife has too much of a gap to safely cut 1/8 th inch strips. I wish they made a zero clearance plate with a notch in the back to accept the factory riving...
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    MJ Splitter

    Appreciate it. I ordered the necessary parts to build the Seg-Easy sled for cutting segments. The MJ Splitter will be to cut strips from generation boards or to cut the generation board down the middle. I also will use my 2 grippers to protect my fingers and full face mask just in case. I once...
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    MJ Splitter

    Thanks again. I think I will build the Seg-easy sled and give it a go.
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    MJ Splitter

    Thanks for the reply. I am using the gripper as well. I am a retired Safety Instructor for the Heavy Equipment Industry and am all about finding and using the safest methods available to get the job done. I want to get into open segment turning and although I love my Kapex sliding miter saw I...
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    MJ Splitter

    I just bought an MJ Splitter Pro and am wondering if I should set it up for the “Kerf Keeper” or the more conventional set up. Any thoughts are appreciated.
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    02 - Segment PRO User Interface

    Yep IPad works. Laptop does not. Weird
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    02 - Segment PRO User Interface

    Got it working. Not sure how, but I must have pushed the right button somehow
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