Spindle Turning Basics
Spindle turning basics is article about Wood Turning bookmarked by carlos with ID 1167248719 was uploaded on 09-01-2019 and has been viewed 74,233 times.
Lathe turning can be lots of fun, but I know that some woodworkers are intimidated by the prospect of a piece of wood spinning against a tool at a high rpm.This article will help you overcome some of those concerns and, hopefully, help turn you on to turning.
It'll take you through safely mounting spindles on the lathe, and show you basic cutting techniques from a unique 'turner's view' perspective in the photos.Know the Players.Before considering mounting a spindle on the lathe, be sure you understand your machine.
The headstock is the drive end of the machine and contains the motor and speed control.It's very important that you're familiar with the speed control in order to keep your turnings at a safe rpm.A spur center (also called a drive center) fits into the headstock and engages your work pieces.
The tailstock holds the tail center, typically a live center (meaning it has bearings and spins along with the spindle) and supports the end of your work.The tool rest can be moved up and down the lathe bed and is what your lathe chisels sit on while you're turning.
Photo 1.The sled is simply a 45-degree cradle you...