02: Segmented Bowl Design Basics – Part 1

Segmented Vessel Instructions 5-16-2016 PDF

Click on the above attachment to download a free set on instructions for making segmented turnings.

This video walks the beginner through the initial process of designing a segmented bowl without using one of the many sophisticated computer programs available to wood turners. The focus is primarily dealing with stave-type design, which incorporates the use of compound miter joints cut on a table saw. However, I almost always incorporate both stave and block miter segments in the design of my bowls. Block miter segments are simply done by determining how many segments you need and dividing 360 degrees by the number of segments times 2. So the formula: miter angle=360/ (# of segments X 2). I use a computer program created by Kevin Neely to design my bowls. His program is easy to use and can be purchased from his website.

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