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Tips for better spindle turning

Shape coves similarly to forming beads
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Start with the gouge's flute at about
the 2 o'clock position. Lightly touch
the tip into the spindle by lifting the
tool's handle.
Lift, roll, swing #2
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Push the cut toward the bottom of
the cove by lifting the handle, pivoting,
and rolling it counterclockwise
Lift, roll, swing #3
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Continue cutting until you reach the
center of the bottom. Do not cut past
that point or you'll get tear-out or an
uneven cove.

Shape coves similarly to forming beads

Use the same techniques to make coves as you did with beads. You roll the tool counterclockwise for left-side cuts while swinging the tool handle to the left. Do the opposite to shape the right side of a cove profile.

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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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