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mark james

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G'Day Charlie,

I've done some very simple boxes and bowls, so a newbie.

What tools are you using for the outside and inside. And are you using different tools for the closed segmented vs the open segments? Just a few thoughts for the future.

Cheers, Mark
 

Dieseldoc

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All time not spent on pen these are some of my other turning.Open and closed segmented .
Left to right
Walnut-Purple heart
Walnut-Maple with Cherry rim,base.
Walnut-Paduak
Silver Maple- Walnut.

I really like the silver Maple from Oregon, kind hard to find but sure turned nice.
 

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G'Day Charlie,

I've done some very simple boxes and bowls, so a newbie.

What tools are you using for the outside and inside. And are you using different tools for the closed segmented vs the open segments? Just a few thoughts for the future.

Cheers, Mark
Mark:

For Closed stuff, just bowl gouges and shear scraping. Turn to 1/4 or less on the walls. The Silver Maple bowl is 1/8 on the walls.

Open Segments are a different story.

What I do on the lathe when building it out is to turn the inside and out side per my drawing with gouge and sheer scraping as I go. Got to be very careful not to catch, I have found by using large gouge rubbing the bevel I can keep the tool supported. For the rim on the inside I use a small disc cutter carbide. Again I try for 1/4 or less wall thickness.

I use lot of jigs for cutting, sanding and jig for putting the segments rings together. Major problem is keeping the vessel in axis alignment.

So far I have found trying to make segmented pen due to the small parts is much hard to do.
Keeping the too;s very sharp.

But if it were easy everyone would make them.

Cheers

Charlie
 
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leehljp

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For Closed stuff, just bowl gouges and shear scraping. Turn to 1/4 or less on the walls. The Silver Maple bowl is 1/8 on the walls.
Open Segments are a different story.


What I do on the lathe when building it out is to turn the inside and out side per my drawing with gouge and sheer scraping as I go. Got to be very careful not to catch, I have found by using large gouge rubbing the bevel I can keep the tool supported. For the rim on the inside I use a small disc cutter carbide. Again I try for 1/4 or less wall thickness.

I use lot of jigs for cutting, sanding and jig for putting the segments rings together. Major problem is keeping the vessel in axis alignment.

So far I have found trying to make segmented pen due to the small parts is much hard to do.
Keeping the too;s very sharp.

But if it were easy everyone would make them.

Charlie
Charlie,

1. How well does silver maple turn and work?

My daughter had to have a silver maple (20 inch diameter at base) cut down a couple of months ago. I got several pieces 24"- 28" long and sealed the ends. I'm looking forward to using them for bowls and some for other needs.

2. I appreciate the info you gave me on turning. I noticed you mentioned the wall thickness at 1/4" or less on your bowls (without segments); This is making me re-adjust my thinking on bowls as it is easy to focus on shape and design only.
Thanks!
 
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Dieseldoc

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For Closed stuff, just bowl gouges and shear scraping. Turn to 1/4 or less on the walls. The Silver Maple bowl is 1/8 on the walls.
Open Segments are a different story.


What I do on the lathe when building it out is to turn the inside and out side per my drawing with gouge and sheer scraping as I go. Got to be very careful not to catch, I have found by using large gouge rubbing the bevel I can keep the tool supported. For the rim on the inside I use a small disc cutter carbide. Again I try for 1/4 or less wall thickness.

I use lot of jigs for cutting, sanding and jig for putting the segments rings together. Major problem is keeping the vessel in axis alignment.

So far I have found trying to make segmented pen due to the small parts is much hard to do.
Keeping the too;s very sharp.

But if it were easy everyone would make them.

Charlie
Charlie,

1. How well does silver maple turn and work?

My daughter had to have a silver maple (20 inch diameter at base) cut down a couple of months ago. I got several pieces 24"- 28" long and sealed the ends. I'm looking forward to using them for bowls and some for other needs.

2. I appreciate the info you gave me on turning. I noticed you mentioned the wall thickness at 1/4" or less on your bowls (without segments); This is making me re-adjust my thinking on bowls as it is easy to focus on shape and design only.
Thanks!
Hank:

Silver Maple is great wood for tuning,easy to turn and takes a finish very well.

I use Tung oil on all of my bowls.

Cheers

Charlie

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