Gluing up segmented bowls
I just completed the glue-up of my second segmented bowl. Unlike the first one I did, this one has three segmented layers that needed to be aligned. I found this very difficult to do and I am wondering how everyone else does it. I was able to make all my segments match very well. The issue I had was aligning them and clamping them during the glue up. On the last layer I taught myself a trick that might help me but I want some feedback on this. I twisted the two segments together and twisted them back and forth to squeeze out the excess glue. Then I let the sit for a few minutes until the glue started to get tacky enough that the clamps wouldn't mess up my orientation. Once I got all 4 clamps on I cranked them down. When I tried to do this without the unclamped witing period the pieces slid all around. Is this a good technique or are there better ways? Should I consider other types of glue like hot melt or hyde glue?
"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence".
- Samuel Johnson