Create stunning works with this comprehensive introduction to the amazing art of segmented woodturning.
Segmented woodturning offers endless possibilities for expressing your creativity--the challenge is the precision and inventiveness required to produce pieces of artistic merit. In The Art of Segmented Woodturning, award-winning woodturner Malcolm Tibbetts provides a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating art that will help any woodworker technically proficient and eye-catching works.
Segmented turning, also known as polychromatic turning, often is used to produce varicolored geometric designs in turned shapes such as bowls, vessels, and other turned objects. Segmented turning usually requires the construction and use of a number of different jigs to precisely cut and combine the woods being used for the turning. The Art of Segmented Wood Turning covers all of the required jigs and each step-by-step process involved in making and using them.
Accuracy is critical in segmented work because the number of pieces that must accurately fit together can magnify an error. Tibbetts explains in detail how to achieve the necessary accuracy both in cutting and combining the many individual pieces. The reader will not only learn the secrets of accurately cutting segments but will also learn about ring segments and building and using a sanding jig, as well as a sled jig for the table saw. The design process is explained, as is the necessity of creating a blueprint of your project.
The Art of Segmented Wood Turning also contains sections of interest on stave construction, lamination trickery, and how to build zigzag rings and diamonds. Step-by-step instructions along with hundreds of color photographs clearly explain how to accomplish the sometimes complicated tasks involved with segmented turning. There are explanations and expert guidance on how to miter the completed rings, sphere-turning techniques, building a porthole-style ring, inserting diamonds and round designs, and even on how to transform a sphere into a vessel.
The Art of Segmented Woodturning is truly the bible of segmented turning and includes all of the information woodturners need to complete stunningly beautiful projects.
- ISBN-13: 9780941936866
- ISBN-10: 0941936864
- Publisher: Linden Publishing
- Publish Date: January 2005
- Dimensions: 11.06 x 8.52 x 0.43 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Page Count: 224