Turning Design Forget About Expensive Complicated Computer Software With A Bit Of Practice This Simple Method Will Have You Laying Out A Segmented Turning In Less Time Than It Takes To Sharpen Your Turning Gauge
Turning design forget about expensive complicated computer software with a bit of practice this simple method will have you laying out a segmented turning in less time than it takes to sharpen your turning gauge is post about Magazine bookmarked by craig with ID 1954912488 was uploaded on 29-01-2019 and has been viewed 86,717 times.
Designing a Segmented Turning Photos by Mike Jones Everyone is always asking me what program I use to design my bowls.I have never used a woodturning design program, or any fancy charts to work out my segment sizes.
I've come up with a method that makes layout and design very easy.All you need are a few simple drawing tools, all of which you probably already have in your shop.Drawing ToolsYou will need both a framing square and a roofing square, which you could even make out of a scrap of plywood.
You will also need something to draw circles with.I prefer to use a beam compass - two adjustable trammel heads attached to a str*p of wood - because it allows me to draw large circles.Don't use a string with a nail and pencil to draw your circles.
The string can stretch and create an oval rather than a true circle.You want to be as accurate as possible when laying out the segments.After all, any mistakes could force you to modify the shape of the turning, or worse, force you to trash a partially finished turning all together.
The drawing boardThe drawing board is a 12" square...