Spindle turning

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Modern spindle turning

Spindle turning, or turning between centers, is a woodturning method referring to a piece of wood on a wood lathe that is being turned on its center axis.[1]

Upholstered stool, with frame members made by spindle turning

Method[edit]

For spindle turning, the wood is held on the lathe either by both ends (between the headstock and tailstock) or by one end only using a lathe chuck [2]

Wood is generally removed by running a turning tool down the slope of the wood from a larger diameter in the wood to a smaller diameter.

Examples[edit]

Spindle turning is the method used for items such as chair and table legs, lamps, cues, bats, pens, candlesticks etc. i.e. long and thin objects.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clifford, Brian. "Woodturning - Grain and other factors", 1999. Accessed April 30, 2007.
  2. ^ Raffan, Richard (1 January 1900). "A Woodturner's Guide to Chucks and Jaws". FineWoodworking.com. Taunton Press. Retrieved 17 June 2016.