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Tips for better spindle turning

Now set critical diameters with a parting tool
Story stick
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With the spindle turning and the
story stick lying on the tool rest
and hooked around the tailstock
end, transfer the profile lines to the
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Rest calipers set to the desired
diameter in a straight segment
as you turn it down. When the
calipers slip over the center, stop
Cove top
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Establish the diameters of each
shape, such as the top and bottom
of a nonsymmetrical cove you'll cut
later, with a parting tool.

Now set critical diameters with a parting tool

Make a story stick with a hook at the bottom end, with dividing lines indicating the locations for different shapes. Transfer the lines to the spindle, as shown below right. Then use a parting tool and calipers to turn each diameter.

Continued on page 4:  Turn vees with a skew


Comments (2)
gguess2285978 wrote:

The swing on the spindle gouge appears to be in the wrong direction. Could you check on this?

11/20/2014 08:55:34 PM Report Abuse
huntnigo73 wrote:

Thanks for the refresher course !

7/19/2014 05:52:21 AM Report Abuse

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