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.
President, Segmented Woodturners
By David Bettinghaus
Nature's decoration. 9 1/2"D x 4"H Spalted maple with a maple - wenge stripe. The biggest challenge was the finish. The wood was very soft and porous in the end grain. This bowl is one of two.
I retired and sold my Optometry practice in 2016. This gave me more time to stay in the shop. I honestly do not know how I had time to get any woodworking done while I was working. I never have enough time now. After retiring and moving to central Texas from Houston, I had an extra bay added to our plans for our new house. I had a wall placed in the middle of the 4-bay garage so I could have one side for the shop and not having to move the cars out to avoid getting all the dust on them...