Jim Rodgers
Craftsy Instructor

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Jim Rodgers is a professional woodturner and woodturning instructor. His interests and skills cover a wide range of woodturning, but he maintains a special focus on segmented turning. Jim is the president of the Segmented Woodturners chapter of the American Association of Woodturners and a regular contributor to the American Woodturner Journal.

Jim's Craftsy Classes


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.


Jim's Projects

Glue Segments Into Rings
The Finished Vessel
Build a Custom Cutting Sled
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