Matt if I may, I would like to pass on some, I hope, helpful information for you and fellow segmented turners, new and old.
1. Goggle www.marleyturner.com
, he has a web site dedicated for segmented turners, all free and he will answer your e-mails.
2. using a compound saw to cut your segments, wow,just wondering why you don't use your table saw and a sled and or a miter gauge?
(Google miter sled I think it has 3 or 4 samples.)
3. Google www.woodturnerscatalogue.com
key words (seg easy plate) best 90 bucks I ever spent on learning/doing open and closed segmented turning. I was able to duplicate the fixture showed in his handout on cutting the segments and using the table saw and a miter gauge, the accuracy in the degrees of cuts is un believeable.
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4. Google www.Rockler's.com
\key word (incra miter v120) this unit is a must,for accurate segmented cutting, using your table saw.
5. I was wondering why you are not using worm clamps and parch paper on your glue up. For me it's faster and more accurate,you can see right away if your angles on all the pieces are correct with a dry run, then mark each piece 1 through whatever, then on a tile plate, (tite bond 1), sets up faster, you do your glue up, so easy. and the bottom is flat to the tile plate, works every time.
6. I hope there a steady rest being used in this project, if not, that scary. Trying to clean the inside of the 12 in.deep vase. Real long reach for that scraper and or sand paper,scary. Even in 1/2 parts.
Matt your photo display, I envy you (all) I wish I knew how to down load , someone was going to show me how, maybe this year I.ll learn
but, in the mean I be watching with great interest.
Ron Marietta Ga