• Having problems with video with Segment PRO on a new PC? You could be experiencing one (or both) of two problems. First, if you have an ultra high-resolution screen, the recommended settings might be higher than 1920 x 1080 with a scale factor of more than 100% and the user interfaces for all software written in c# will NOT be correct. Simply change the resolution and scaling to 1920 x 1080 and scale to 100%. Second, if you have a wonky Bowl View, you have an Intel Iris graphics solution and there are serious problems with it. Solution - go to the Drivers page at Intel's website and install their latest driver for your computer. This will fix it. Link: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/download-center/home.html

It All Blew Up



Started my very first Open segment lidded vessel. Using some scrap oak that was milled from trees from the property 5 years or so ago. Drew up the plans on the puter, went out to the shop to mill and glue. Ordered a new easy tool Pro Finisher. Everything went great and even got as far as making the lid with handle. Got most of it turned with the tools I own and still have a couple of days till the new one arrives. It came today... I re-chucked the turning, turned up the speed and applied the new tool. It exploded in a bunch of pieces!!!

Lessons Learned?
1) When turning the inside with air dried wood in FL, complete it in one sitting. Humidity is not my friend.
2) Finish the upper section before going to the base, basakwards causes way to much stress on the thinner finished walls
3) always have fun and learn from your mistakes


Super Moderator
Staff member
As the saying goes, there are turners who have lost a bowl and there are turners who are going to loose a bowl.
It is frustrating when it happens. Your number 3 is spot on. Have fun and learn from what happened.

pete marken

PRO Member
For open segment pieces I use a 1/2" Thompson bowl gouge with an Ellsworth grind and turn pretty fast. This seems to work for me. I do not use the carbide tools at all.