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Hi from Saratoga Springs, Utah

Craig Allen

New Member
I retired 3 years ago from teaching. My plan was to enjoy scroll sawing for a nice hobby. I started to buy shop equipment to help in my scrolling and before I knew it, My equipment had taken over the entire garage and I finally even got a midi lathe, which has just about nothing to do with scrolling. Now I have so many various projects that I want to make “next” for my family and friends that I feel that there just isn’t enough time to make them all. But I am determined to drop all projects and finally scratch my itch for segmented turning. I think I may have finally “arrived” and just might not go back to anything else.


Super Moderator
Staff member
Welcome Craig to WTP.
You will find the software to be very helpful in designing segmented vessels.
- WoodTurner Pro gives you full control of each ring.
- Segment Pro is rules based and does a lot of the layout for you.

Ernie Mills a club member I know made this clock project years ago. The clock is mounted in turned segment platter and a scroll work border.
See, you can still use your skills and passion for scrolling and do segment projects on the lathe.

scroll clock.jpg