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Tips for better spindle turning

It's all over but the sanding
Blue shirt, sanding
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To avoid rounding over the crisp
corners and edges of the pommel,
sand its turned profile by hand with
the lathe NOT running.
Blue shirt gray sanding piece
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Sand round profiles with
paper-backed abrasive: It folds
tighter to reach into crevices and
tears easily if caught, protecting
your fingers.
2 photos together
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Sanding round profiles with the
lathe spinning proves quicker
than doing it by hand, but leaves
radial scratches [Photo 3]. With
the lathe off, sand by hand in the
grain direction to remove these
scratches [Photo 4], following the
same 120-, 150-, 180-, 220-grit

It's all over but the sanding

Once you've shaped the spindle's profile with your tools, sand away the tool marks. Start with 120 grit and follow with 150, 180, and 220 if needed.

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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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