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2022/08/11 - Guild Meeting - Segmenting Woodturning 101

Published on 8/5/2022
Segmented Woodturning 101 with M. Earley and B. Edmiston
Please note that this Guild meeting and demonstration will be presented in Hybrid form. Members may choose to attend live at the NC State Craft Center or attend via Zoom.
Those who plan to attend in person, will be required to wear a face mask.

  • Thursday August 11th
  • NC State meeting room and Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstration begins at 7 PM

MT - Humanity
What is Segmented Woodturning? 
How are objects constructed? What tools, jigs and materials do I need? How do I figure out how to layout and build a segmented piece?  How do I know what size and how many segments are needed? 

These and many other questions will be answered along with examples and discussion on ways to approach a segmented project.  
Examples of segmented work will also be presented to inspire you to try this form of woodturning. 

The Main Character
Segmented Woodturning is all about the segment.
But it doesn't start here.  Much happens before this character ever sets foot onto the woodturning stage.
We invite you to join us in our main characters journey from a concept to a plan, to some boards, buckets of segments and on to a finished segmented object.

Topics to be covered
What is Segmented Woodturning
   •Types of Construction
   •Examples of work
   •Tools/Jigs, Woods, Glue, Clamping
   •Segment Anatomy
   •Project Concept and Design
   •Design methods: manual mode vs using technology
   •Assembly, Turning, Fine Tuning and Finishing 
About the Demonstrators:

As a self-taught woodturner, Michael’s passion for woodworking began in his Junior Highschool woodshop class. His passion for creating with wood progressed into woodturning when he purchased his first lathe in 2017. Since then, he has explored multiple aspects of turning from resin casting, stabilizing, upcycling broken skateboards, hollow forms and most recently basket illusion.
Michael is a WGNC Board Member and is currently Program Director. 

For more information about Michael and his work, please visit his website or Instagram page.

Bob has been turning for over 25 years.  Starting with spindle work, to keep his fiber enthusiast wife supplied with bobbins and spindles, he has expanded his interests and now includes carving, texturing, painting, segmenting and other explorations into his turnings. 
Bob is a member of the WGNC Board and is currently responsible for the Website and Communications.  He has been a WGNC member for 7 years. 
This demonstration is now available on video here.