Online Class

Woodturning Essentials: The Segmented Vessel

$29.99$39.99

Learn the multistep process of segmented turning as you create an exquisite vessel and add this impressive skill to your woodturning repertoire.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jim Rodgers

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Segmented Turning
15:20
Meet your instructor, expert woodturner Jim Rodgers, and see how beautiful and creative segmented woodturning can be. Follow along as Jim teaches you the planning and math required to create these precise, artful pieces. Learn how to calculate each segment size to make a piece of any dimension as you create a detailed cut list.
2. Building the Cutting Sled
16:53
3. Cutting & Gluing the Segments
17:16
4. Building the Vessel
26:35
5. Turning the Vessel
34:22
6. Completing the Vessel
29:01
7. Final Steps & What's Next
19:23

Taught by

Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
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.
Guarantee ribbon icon

We hope you love it!

We want you to enjoy every minute of your Craftsy experience. So if you're not thrilled just let us know. We'll make it right.