I used ash with walnut as the band. But I added oak rings top and bottom parted off from my waste blocks. I cut the segments using the segeasy sled and template. This was my first segmented attempt and I was very pleased with the outcome due to the accuracy of the segeasy method. All the joints are tight with the exception of one very slight gap between two of the walnut segments which I closed off with CA glue. The finish is four coats of sprayed semi-gloss lacquer.