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


By Tom Christenson
Walnut and Maple. 9 1/2" W x 8" H.
Russ said "Outstanding vessel Tom! That Walnut really showcases your Curly Maple nicely!! There’s a lot to like in this piece; the throat, the form, and the base details. Well done!!"

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Meet the Member

Robert Rocheleau
Albuquerque New Mexico

Hello there, my name is Robert (Bob, Rocky) Rocheleau, I am a retired Architect. I started working with wood when I was in the fourth grade ( when woodshop was still a part of the educational system) and continued through high school....

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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 April 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