Segmented Woodturning Plans Using MS Powerpoint (Bonus Video)
I’ve had many request for more information on how I use Microsoft Powerpoint to plan my segmented woodturning projects.
This video shows the advanced features I employ.
This video is only for those already familiar with Powerpoint. It assumes you understand basic operations and only need a little bit more of an edge so you can use Powerpoint in this manner.
This video shows how to create a master template that can be used over and over for many projects. As a…

14 thoughts on “Segmented Woodturning Plans Using MS Powerpoint (Bonus Video)

  1. That is amazing that you have simplified the process so much. I can now seem to understand the logic of why the size of the segment width is just as important as the calculation that goes into segment length. Thank you very much for the ideas and please keep them coming

  2. Alan, Very Nice!  Thank you for the time and effort.  I didn't understand the master slide at first, my PP icon at the bottom didn't automatically switch from normal view to master slide view.  I had to go to the "View" tab at the top, switch to master, make the lines, radius/dia blocks, etc. and then go back and undo the master slide on the "View" tab again to get to where your tutorial walked us through.  My PP simply doesn't have the same icons and screens set up as default as you have.  I was able to find everything and to make it work.  Thank you again!! I will definitely have to give this a try.  I do have a question about this, and it might help you and other segmented block bowl turners.  Can you create a walk-thru tutorial which will allow us to see this as an overhead view of the bowl if it is possible?  

  3. Alan, Excellent walk thru of your approach & use of the PowerPoint tool.  Recall I contacted you previously on the subject – this video clears up the nagging detail how-to questions.  Thanks much!!!     

  4. Thanks for the tip Alan. I'll definitely be using that one.
    There seems to be a lot of technically skilled people who take up arts and crafts in their spare time (me included). For me, I love writing code but don't physically make anything until I get home and get in the workshop.

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