When we launched we stated that we wanted to support woodturners and provide a platform for you to share ideas. Forum member Brody Lambden has kicked things off by writing a useful Segmented Vase Tutorial that describes how he created an offset segmented vase. Thanks Brody, you have been awarded 1500 reward points for your efforts.
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Firstly, you need to decide what type of form you want to make as this will dictate where the cut will need to be made and where the segments will be placed.
This is a basic segmented vase tutorial on how I go through the process of cutting, preparing, assembling and turning the offset vase.
The Purpleheart measures 150mm x 100mm x 100mm.
The Beech measures 270mm x 50mm x 6mm.
I then use a jig on the bandsaw to cut the segments.I’m using 12 segments here so the cut angle is 15 degrees. These are then lightly sanded and placed in the jig.
A quick way to calculate the cut angle for segments is:
360 degrees ÷ 12 ( how many segments you want ) ÷ 2
360 ÷ 12 = 30
30 ÷ 2 = 15 degrees
Did you find this Segmented Vase Tutorial useful?