No announcement yet.


  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Segmentation?

    Will somebody please direct me to a site or explain how segmentation works?
    From what I have seen, it involves cutting out different pieces and glueing them together. I have seen some pretty impressive samples fom Charlie 1 and others but don't have an inkling on how it works. It may be something I want to try someday, if I'm talented enough. These portraits can get pretty stressful.

    Thanks to all who care enough to help.


    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.

  • #2
    Hello ,

    Segmentation is where you cut from one piece or type of wood like with me I get an 8ft 1 by 12 and cut one whole pattern from that into pieces for one project and the intarsia is with different types of wood on the same project like walnut, maple, pine alltogether in one project
    intarsia itself is harder because your cutting from completely different pieces and have to sand them and fit them all together and segmentation they already fit in place .

    hope that helps ,


    if you need anything else just pm me
    and thankyou for the compliment
    "Everything Happens for a Reason"
    Craftsman 18in. 21609


    • #3
      Great definitions Charlie.

      I used to think segmentation was flat and intarsia was shaped but I soon found out that wasn't the case.
      Some shaped segmentation can look much like intarsia when it is finished in the right way.

      Each aspect of scrolling has it's merits.

      Check out the galleries under both headings and see the variety of talents we have on the site.
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


      • #4
        Thank you Canadian Scroller

        and your right they both have alot of shape and depth to them and if done right sometimes you cant really tell the difference unless you know what your looking at .

        They do have some really good work with both segmentation and intarsia in the galleries

        "Everything Happens for a Reason"
        Craftsman 18in. 21609


        • #5
          HI Mike. I have not done intarsia or segmentation yet. but it is my understanding that. the piece is cut out of one piece of wood. then elivated in places to give debt.and felling the back side with glue,to hold some of the pieces up.. and stained to give more debt. Neal is the expert here. and you can find his work in SSW. the one book i have that just blue me away , and maid me wont to try this, is. Scroll Saw Art. buy Patrick Spielman &Kerry Shirts. Realistic Pictures in wood. If you go to the galleryies. and look up Neal or Moons projects , you will see some awsome pictuers of their work. I am sorry i don't know their real gallery album names but some one here can help with that. I personaly love the ram. and Neal . did his quilt tile out of it. Wow , and on a small 5"x5" tile. awsome , awsome , awsome. there is some talented folks here. and you will love looking throught the albums here. there is also some intarsia there. and my fretwork if you wont to go look.


          • #6
            Ok it is also my understanding. that intasha. is cut from all one piece or as a expert. can cut all the pieces out of differant woods to create demtion.. the color and afect of the piece. also differant thicknesses. to create. a real demention of realality. the pieces are sanded, on the sides of each piece. to produse debt. and the effect that some thing is coming off the wall , while in fackt. it is flat on the back. awsome stuff. just go look in the galleries. I know confusing.. Evie


            Unconfigured Ad Widget


            Latest Topics


            • handibunny
              Reply to Question about tilting head saws
              by handibunny
              It doesn’t matter whether the saw table tilts or the saw arm tilts. Either can be used for any project cut at an angle, and there’s a learning curve for each.

              I actually prefer the tilting table because the blade remains vertical. I find that at really steep angles, like 40 or 45 degrees,...
              Today, 02:10 PM
            • will8989
              Reply to What you find when cleaning out a cedar chest
              by will8989
              This is the tapestry I found in the cedar chest. We can’t identify where the pictures are from. Two among many. I also forgot to mention dad was also in the army Fife and Drum Corps and also played with a big band when he was discharged. Have to find that info....
              Today, 12:34 PM
            • will8989
              Reply to Bruce doing great
              by will8989
              What a morning. The therapists were quite pleased with what he could do. He took the wrap off today and he can walk with the walker with very little pain. It’s getting the leg completely straight that is hard to do. It’s when his brother stopped in that things went off rails. Rolf, we are talking...
              Today, 12:19 PM
            • Sandy Oaks
              Reply to Question about tilting head saws
              by Sandy Oaks
              If you are referring to 3D Compound cutting, the blade is 90 degrees to the table and not tilted. I use the tilting head for things like inlays and Carole's bowls. If you want a tilting arm, be sure it is rack and pinion. Look at other features that may fit your needs. As a Pegas dealer, I can help...
              Today, 11:32 AM
            • Jim Lowder
              Reply to Need Advice Refurbishing Somerville Excalibur 30
              by Jim Lowder
              I think the foot release was an option. I don’t see the pulley for it on the back of yours. Although it may have been removed. It is a very simple concept, it’s a cable attached to the back of the saw to release the arm
              Today, 10:10 AM