Segmented Turning by WDK™

Segmented Turning

Design your first segmented project in 5 minutes with the Segmented Project Planner. Plus free plans, hints&tips, wood costs and more.
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Kicking up Sketch-A-Bowl™ another notch, we have Shape-A-Bowl™. We all know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, now you can start from a picture or sketch of an object you want to make, trace over it on a sketch pad, and create a segmented project from it. It's a simple process that goes like this:

  • Locate a picture/image on your system that shows an object you want to trace
  • Point out the limits of the object
  • Save that cropped picture/image
  • Trace your object over the picture/image until it's perfect
  • Create a segmented project

tracing over a picture

As you can see, it's a lot like Sketch-A-Bowl™. There two primary differences. First, you can start from a picture and second, you're always working directly with the points that describe the shape.

And you can still begin with a shape. The starter shapes are cylinder, half-circle, circle, and parabola, plus 25 other project shapes.

Just as with Sketch-A-Bowl™, you can save your developed shapes as starting points for future projects. When you are satisfied with the shape, you can publish it as a file that can be directly loaded into the Segmented Project Planner, or as a .csv file. Once you've made a project file, and possibly made further shape changes, you can save the project as a new starter shape. 

The Report button provides station-by-station diameters from the top all the way to the bottom of the project with a station interval of your choosing. This has use in more than just segmented projects. You can use this report to help you turn any material to a desired shape.

The Design Assistant helps guide you with the Golden Mean and you can toggle the background display off and on so you can better focus on the final details of the shape.

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