So with the koozie glued, there really isn't much left but the fun part. I threw it on the lathe in my new oversized jaws and went to work. I started slow, about 500 RPM because I didn't know how fast I could go with something this size. Eventually I bumped it up to 800 and settled at about 1000RPM. I used my Sorby roughing gouge to get it round (mainly because it is my favorite tool) and finished smooth with the circular carbide tip. I also slightly rounded over the top lip and flattened t
This was a stupid idea.
Sorry, that was wrong of me. What I should have said was...
This was a REALLY stupid idea.
OK, in all seriousness, it is not THAT bad. It is only about 200 segments the size of my pinky nail that have to be cut, sanded, and glued into 10 rings...per koozie. I honestly found that I could get into a rhythm. I would cut one 1.5x.5x24 strip of oak into 3 strips, then cut those int segments. Once the segments were cut I divided them in
OK, so on to working the segments. As I said, my goal is to complete a can koozie using segmented rings. The best way I found was the 'wedgie sled' concept created by Jerry Bennett. It is basically a 3 part sled. I thought I could get away with just the adjustable arms and quickly figured out why the parts are there. It is really a simple concept. You adjust the 2 bars on the sled according to how many segments you want per ring. You can do math (360 degree circle divided by 18 segments p
Before I roll into today's update please allow me to fill in the background story and update my tool list as per Mr John Morris' request.
I caught the woodworking bug back in 2014. I have always wanted to be creative, but in all honesty I do not have that gene. If you sat me in front of a canvas and asked me to create content I would fail. I simply do not have the ability to take something from imagination and turn it to reality. What I have found though
I moved this post here, figured it was more appropriate as a blog vice a random post...
I figured this would be a great place to document my path down segmented turning. That way we can all look back years later and laugh...
Today I will start with why I am looking at getting into segmented turning in the first place. Last Christmas I was trying to figure out what to get my dad for a gift. He is at the stage where there isn't much he needs, and I had already made him a