Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'spindle turning'

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Little Staked Table #4: Turning the Legs (#0 ?)

10-06-2021 07:46 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

I turned another set of legs this morning, and figured I would take pictures and describe the process. With the square stock (5/4 square), turn it between centers to get a round tenon about 1.2” diameter on one end so I can put that in my chuck. I use a spindle gouge for that, since all I need to do it get things round and then a little more wood off. This is done with my lathe at a fairly slow speed. About 3 on the speed selector (out of 10). I do this for all four legs, as I’m...

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A couple of tips for turning cast/wood blanks.

11-14-2017 02:50 AM by KelleyCrafts | 5 comments »

If you have never turned a cast wood blank and would like a few tips I wrote a blog post about it. Some of these may seem obvious but to new turners it would be helpful for sure. These tips could be helpful for blanks that aren’t cast wood blanks as well. You can find the blog post HERE. Thanks! Dave

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My First Lathe

04-20-2013 08:57 PM by ChuckV | 11 comments »

I would like to be able to incorporate turned pieces into my projects. About a month ago, I attended a three-day spindle turning workshop at North Bennet Street School in Boston. The workshop was great and I came away with some good ideas about what I should look for in a lathe to get started in spindle turning. I also came away with my first useful turned pieces: After a few false starts, I connected with the type of lathe I was looking for about an hour’s drive from my house. I...

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Building a Thos. Moser Design New Gloucester Rocking Chair #2: Turning Long, Thin Spindles

10-11-2012 12:07 AM by DustyMark | 10 comments »

Stock PreparationRun one face of the rough ash board across the jointer. Then run the opposite face through the planer. That should take some of the twists out of the wood. Rip ¾” square, 31” long spindle blanks on the table saw. Make several extra blanks beyond the 14 that are needed. Mark the center of the tailstock end of the spindle using a plastic center marking gauge. Make a pilot with an awl. Drill the hole about ¼” deep with a 1/8” diameter brad point bit. This step help...

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