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Open Segment Glue Up Jig

I have created a jig to glue up open segment turnings without using a lathe.
The jig has the benefit of being used vertically so if you glue heavy or large segments they will not be affected by gravity while waiting for the glue to dry.

The jig is built around a machined spindle that holds the index wheel and a face plate or chuck. A tenon fits into a socket in the base that allows the glued up assembly to rotate. The remainder of the jig consists of a wood base, wood column with a t-track that allows the positioning arm to slide vertically. The metal positioning arm with stop provides for accurate positioning of the segments.

To purchase the machined spindle as shown in photo 1 and jig construction plans

US residents Use the PayPal button below

outside the US contact me at: jim@finewoodnthings.com  for shipping cost

The other parts and material can be obtained locally.
Use this link to down load index wheel layouts from Bill Smith on segmentedwoodturners.org  http://segmentedwoodturners.org/assets/bill_smith_files/  

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Photo 1 the Machined spindle    

   

views of the completed jig

                  

            

   A project in assembly