Hello my name is Wally Hammond. I am just getting back into turning. I have recently purhased the software and I am struggling with the abgles it says to cut segments at, I still end up with gaps. Can anyone help with advise as to why this is? Thank you in advance.
There are a lot of factors than can cause a segmented ring to end up with gaps during construction.
- Your stock you are cutting the segments from needs to have parallel sides.
- keep the fence clear of dust/shavings so the stock can sit flush against it.
- a good cutting sled and blade is important. (I use a 80 tooth blade)
If the gap is not to wide you can build half rings and then sand the two halves on a disk sander to make for a perfect edge fit.
and don't get discouraged. I still get rings that don't come out perfect and need to be adjusted or redone.