Dennis's general tool list is: Band saw, disc sander, radial arm saw, power miter saw, drum sander, a homemade press (for joining the segment rings together), a lathe and 9 turning tools (naturally) and finally a good supply of hose clamps. While discussing the tools he also presented operational tips on the equipment use.
The process steps include:
1. Make the segments
2. Assemble the rings, in quarters or halves, sand flat
3. Cut the base
4. On the lathe, cut the tenon on the base for mounting
5. Glue base to first ring. Press together for a hydraulic bond. No waiting for the glue to dry for him, were going right to the lathe
6. Clean up the ring and get part way down
7. Repeat next rings, finishing more of the bottom rings as you go up
It went more clearly when he was talking about it. Since he says he spends 8 hours a day in the shop, he extended an invitation to anyone interested to come and see the process or get some hands-on. Call first, 915-0397.