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Tips for better spindle turning

Make beads with a spindle gouge
Roll, swing lift #1
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With the tool's bevel riding against
the spindle and the flute at 12 o'clock,
start "pushing" a shallow cut away from
the center mark, rolling a quarter-turn.
Roll, swing lift #2
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Continue making light cuts until
you've rolled a continuous curve
from the pencil line to the bottom
diameter or connection to the next
shape.

Make beads with a spindle gouge

Spindle gouges have rounded tips and shallow flutes (by comparison, bowl gouges have deep flutes), and work perfectly to make the rounded cuts that form beads. Begin by marking a dividing line in the center of the bead (defined in the earlier step with the story stick). Then, as you round off each side, start each pass closer to the pencil line and cut away from it, as shown at right. Ultimately, you should cut right up to the pencil mark on each side but not remove the line until the sanding stage. Reverse the tool actions for left and right halves.


Continued on page 6:  Shape coves similarly to forming beads

 

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huntnigo73 wrote:

Thanks for the refresher course !

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

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