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

Pats Urn

By Al Miotke
This is one of those bittersweet projects. It's an Urn for a family member. Cherry, Walnut, Maple, and stabilized and dyed wood for the porthole inserts. I did try something new. I finally used the treading jig that I purchased from Chefware Kits last year. I found it very easy to use. I created the treaded lid on my first try.

Russ said "I’m putting my order in now Al! I love your portholes, nice touch going every other space. The stabilized wood really makes the Sunrises (not Sunset) pop!! Are those veneer or solid wood glue ups? A threaded lid on try one is pretty impressive as well. I really like the slightly oversized lid; this really yields an Urn look to my eye! You’ve created a fabulous final resting place for a family member!"

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Meet the Member

Gerald Jensen
Bay Settlement, Wisconsin

I spent 28 years in the TV and Radio news biz, followed by 18 years in computer systems and software. I never really gave much thought to what I would do after I retired, and on a whim, decided to give woodworking a try a couple of years before retiring...

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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 March technical bulletin has been released. It is on making a dart feature(wedges at the top or bottom of a vase). Members can read it in the forum
3. The Segmented woodturners will be hosting the annual chapter meeting on Thursday evening during the AAW symposium. Everyone is welcome.
4. Al Miotke will be demonstrating at the AAW symposium with rotations on segmented vase design, Bowl from a board, and stave constructed BOC boxes.
5. The Segmented chapters spring challenge is to make a Beads of courage box. All members are encouraged to participate. Just post a photo in the gallery by May 15 to enter. is a 501 (c)(3) Organization