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Tips for better spindle turning

Turn vees with a skew
Lift, swing #1
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With the toe pointed down, swing
the handle while orienting the
bevel with the vee angle. Then
touch the toe to the workpiece
and lift the handle.
Lift #2
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Take a similar light cut from the
opposite side of the vee, chasing
the shaved-away waste material
toward the bottom.
Lift #3
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Make the vee deeper and wider
by alternating cuts on both sides
until you've reached the "bottom"
diameter you want.

Turn vees with a skew

You create vees much like a beaded pommel, but without rolling the tool. Because the vee comes to a point, you cannot use a parting tool to establish the bottom diameter. Instead, alternate cutting each side of the vee with the skew, shown right.

Continued on page 5:  Make beads with a spindle gouge


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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