The Zero Plate
The Zero Plate is a simple tool to make segmented vessels with solid segmented rings.
You do not need a drum sander or any special equipment to make great segmented vessels.
Download the Zero Plate tutorial for in depth instructions.
Mount the Zero Plate on MDF and a faceplate and then the tailstock.
Place segments in the grooves.
Add the other half of the segments on top of the ribs and add a rubber band.
Add glue to the protruding segments.
Set the glue.
After about 5 minutes, pull the plate off.
One at a time, remove a protruding segment and apply glue.
With considerable pressure, force segment into place.
Repeat the process, alternating segments across from one another.
Check fit as you go.
Sand with a flat sanding plate.
Repeat the process for each layer.
Download the PDF for more detailed instructions.
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