Segmented Turning

Segmented Turning

SKU# 071374


Dennis Keeling


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  • Product # 071374
  • Type Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-466-8
  • Published Date 2012
  • Dimensions 8 1/4 x 10 7/8
  • Pages 184
  • Photos 300
  • Drawings 30

Segmented turning—turning an object from a glued-up blank--allows turners to design and create patterns and visual effects in turned pieces. In addition to design skills, segmented turning demands precise woodworking and turning skills. In Segmented Turning, professional turner Dennis Keeling shows step-by-step all the basic techniques for closed segmented, open segmented, and ornamental segmented turning.

He focuses on the fundamentals of accuracy in the three types of construction, as well as the equipment, tools, and materials used for those forms. Keeling also showcases the work of seven other segmented turners, discusses changing technology, and health and safety concerns of working with wood in this way. Following the comprehensive technique instruction are 10 projects that progress in difficulty, from beginning to advanced. At the end of the book, a gallery of inspirational segmented designs provides inspiration.

Table of Contents

Segmented turning’s popularity
Main protagonists
Types of construction
Equipment, Tools and Materials
Equipment and tools
Solid segment
Open segment
The Projects
Segmented bowl
Basic ornate bowl
Open-segment fruit bowl
Corian bowl
Polychromatic offset bowl
Open-segment flower vase
Open-segment candlesticks
Gherkin lamp stand
Skeleton candlesticks
Offset Corian bowl
Conversion chart
Further reading
About the author


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