Wood turners learn how to cut and combine pieces of wood to produce multicolored geometric designs in turned bowls and vases in this highly illustrated book. Techniques are provided to achieve the accuracy required in segmented work, and professional tips reveal how to create preliminary blueprints. Step-by-step instructions and hundreds of color photographs explain how to accomplish the often complicated tasks involved with sphere turning, building a porthole-style ring, and inserting diamonds and round designs. Full description of The Art of Segmented Wood Turning: If you're an intermediate to experienced woodturner interested in the fascinating craft of segmented woodturning, this is the book for you. Award-winning author Malcolm Tibbetts covers in detail this fascinating, but not-often discussed aspect of woodworking. Segmented turning, also known as polychromatic turning, often is used to produce vari-colored geometric designs in turned shapes such as bowls, vessels, and other turned objects. Segmented turning usually requires the construction and use of a number of different jigs in order to precisely cut and combine the different woods being used for the turning. The Art of Segmented Wood Turning covers all of the required jigs and each step-by-step process involved in making and using them. Accuracy is critical in segmented work because the number of pieces that must accurately fit together can magnify an error. Tibbetts explains in detail how to achieve the necessary accuracy both in cutting and combining the many individual pieces. The reader will not only learn the secrets of accurately cutting segments but will also learn about ring segments, building and using a sanding jig as well as a sled jig for the table saw. The design process is explained, as is the necessity of creating a blueprint of your project. The Art of Segmented Wood Turning also contains sections of interest on stave construction, lamination trickery, and how to build zigzag rings and diamonds. Step-by-step instructions along with hundreds of color photographs clearly explain how to accomplish the sometimes-complicated tasks involved with segmented turning. There are explanations and expert guidance on how to miter the completed rings, sphere turning techniques, building a porthole-style ring, inserting diamonds and round designs, and even on how to transform a sphere into a vessel. This is truly the bible of segmented turning and includes all of the information a turner would need to complete an eye-catching, successful segmented project. There is even an appendix of mathematical formulas and concepts.