Jim Rodgers
Craftsy Instructor

Jim Rodgers is a professional woodturner with a passion for teaching his craft to others. His interests and skills cover a wide range of woodturning, but he maintains a special focus on segmented turning. Jim is a regular contributor to the American Woodturner Journal and president of the International Segmented Woodturners Association.

Jim's Craftsy Classes

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Woodturning Essentials

Advance your woodturning skills and learn how to design and construct a stunning segmented vessel. Join professional woodturner and woodturning instructor Jim Rodgers as he reviews basic steps in vessel construction, explains turning lingo and more. Discover three methods for cutting and find out how to build and calibrate a cutting sled. Then, get tips on cutting and gluing your segments with ease. Find out how to flatten your rings, assemble your vessel on faceplates and center your rings on the lathe. Jim will demonstrate how to turn the exterior to a planned shape and the interior to a uniform thickness. Finally, you’ll get tips on gluing your halves together, parting off the top of your vessel and sanding and sealing your vessel for stunning results.

$19.99 $39.99

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Innovative Techniques in Segmented Turning

Create feature rings, turn a bowl from a board and learn more open segmented woodturning techniques alongside pro woodturner and instructor Jim Rodgers. You'll discover a variety of advanced woodturning techniques, starting with how to design, split and execute feature rings with thunderbird, zigzag and diamond motifs. Then, find out how to cut multiple segments more accurately and efficiently than ever using a wedgie sled. Jim will also help you outfit your segmented vessel with a floating foot that won't crack over time. Have wood that's just collecting dust in your shop? Put it to use as Jim teaches you to create a beautiful bowl from a board. Plus, you'll learn valuable open segmented woodturning techniques for creating spectacular vessels both on and off the lathe.

$29.99 $39.99

Jim's Projects

Zigzag Feature Rings
Greek Key Feature Rings
Open Segment Vessels
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