President's Message


Welcome to the website of the Segmented Woodturners, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners that was formed in 2009. Our on-line chapter is dedicated to segmenting education and the sharing of information between its 500 members. We are always striving to remain the premier international organization advancing both the art and craft of segmented woodturning for all skill levels from beginner to studio artist and we have a good mix of experience levels. Our mission is to provide a 1st class website, a forum for asking questions and sharing information, and a gallery of members artwork with an archive of 1000’s of pieces and growing to inspire you. You can learn more about what the chapter has to offer by visiting the “About” page at the top of the screen. I hope you will take advantage of our free 3 day trial so you can see our content. If you like what you see, please join our community. Everyone is welcome.
Al Miotke
President, Segmented Woodturners

Photo of the Week


Open Leaves

By Doug Drury
The latest in the sacrificial segment pieces. Woods are maple, yellowheart and blood wood. 1909 pieces of wood were assembled and turned on a lathe. 900 sacrificial pieces were removed leaving 1,009 pieces to form the open leaves. 13 1/2" tall, 10" in diameter. As always, all comments, critiques, and questions welcome.

Steve Bonny said "This is an awesome piece Doug. Great form on a tricky build. Great to see it in person at Portland too."

Prior Photos of the Week

Meet the Member


Walter Nollan
Longs, South Carolina

Howdy! I’m Walt Nollan and I’m a segmented woodturner. I am a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer. I was an FA-18 squadron maintenance Chief and while deployed the squadrons Flight Deck Chief. After 23 years I retired and then worked for the Navy Department as a civilian F/A18 Tech Rep....

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Segmenting News

1. Save the date - 8th Segmenting symposium will be held on September 26-28, 2025 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Northbrook, Illinois. Demonstrators will be announced later this year.
2. The May Technical Bulletin was released 5/15/24. It is on making a zigzag feature. Members can find it in Resources under the SWT Club/News/Technical Guides Category.
3. The Segmented chapters spring challenge was to make a Beads of courage box. We had over 20 entries.
4. If you signed up for the virtual AAW symposium, don’t miss the recorded rotation by Al Miotke titled “Making a Segmented Vase”.

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