My segmented pen entry that didn't make it.

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chartle

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Due to a family emergency I didn't get this done in time for the segmenting pen contest.

It was my second try in making a pen using a wedgie sled. The first one had 2 small blemishes and I could only hide one of them under the clip.:wink:

This one is alternating rings of cherry and maple with Padauk arranged in a spiral pattern with walnut.

The failed one was rings of maple and cherry with some thin strips of walnut. I was under a time crunch for the second one so I saved my eyesight and lost the strips of walnut. :)

Its the same sled I used to make a 7" yard bowl.
 

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Very nice Cliff. I hope to see more results from your Wedgie; I need to make one myself.
I made a fixed 12 segment one so it uses just a simple 30 60 90 triangle.

I also made a slanted one that I used for an ornament but when trying to make these tiny rings it was getting out of hand.
 

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Yes, indeed ... very nice completed pen !!
And then there is the incomplete one ... which seems to me to be a more complex segment pattern.

With regard to the completed one ... it seems that each segmented disc has 12 segments which all look to be the same size and shape.

I think they would be pie-shaped segments, with 30 degree apex angle (the angle in the center of the blank).

One thing I don't get from the photos of your sled ...

How did you cut these tiny pie-shaped segments ? ... which go to make up each segmented disc.

Or did you first make a segmented rod, with 12 longitudinal strips (pie-shaped cross-section), and then cut slices off the rod.

I would greatly appreciate knowing the details, please.
 

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Yes, indeed ... very nice completed pen !!
And then there is the incomplete one ... which seems to me to be a more complex segment pattern.

With regard to the completed one ... it seems that each segmented disc has 12 segments which all look to be the same size and shape.

I think they would be pie-shaped segments, with 30 degree apex angle (the angle in the center of the blank).

One thing I don't get from the photos of your sled ...

How did you cut these tiny pie-shaped segments ? ... which go to make up each segmented disc.

Or did you first make a segmented rod, with 12 longitudinal strips (pie-shaped cross-section), and then cut slices off the rod.

I would greatly appreciate knowing the details, please.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prepare for Rabbit hole. :)

The segments were made the same as those for segmented bowls. Best place to start is here.

Segmentology

But you can see I use tiny segments and build the blank just like a any other segmented item.

In all the pics here the segments were made by the same sled. The segments in the cup were used for the ornament.
 

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Here is what the angled sled can make.

It was only my second segmented glue up and I hadn't perfected getting everything lined up.

I also wanted a spiral but as a was gluing up the rings with this technique half the rings go one way half the other and I only had enough stock prepared for this.
 

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