Turning spindle turning, also known as turning over, a simple wood turning technique involving a piece of wood in a lathe being turned over at its centre axis. Turning spindles are a popular woodturning tool for beginner’s because they can be used to work with small pieces of wood. The following paragraphs will give some ideas on how to turn the wood with the spindle.
Turning spindles are one of the best tools available when working with small pieces of wood because they are so versatile. They come in a wide range of materials such as maple, oak, walnut and birch, but the most popular wood for turning spindles is mahogany. Mahogany is the hardest and most dense kind of wood available. It has also been used for centuries as a strong roofing material and for shipbuilding material. This combination of hardwood and long lasting quality makes it a very practical choice for turning spindles.
The first step to turning a piece of mahogany is to clean the wood with a soft cloth dipped in water. This is necessary so as not to damage the wood while it is drying. Make sure that you keep the cloth away from the hole where the wood will be placed into the lathe. You want to ensure that the piece of wood will remain dry while the lathe is rotating.
The next step to turning a piece of mahogany is to remove any debris that might be on the top and bottom of the wood. For this purpose you need to use a chisel. This will take the edge off the top and bottom of the wood and will also make it easier to clean the wood if you need to do so. There are several kinds of chisels, but chisels with a straight edge will make it easier to cut off pieces of the top and bottom.
The next step in turning a mahogany piece of wooden work is to position the spindle on the wood and start turning it. At this point the wood should be slightly damp but not soaking wet. The dampness should not prevent you from turning in the wood; you should allow the dampness to make the turning process much easier for yourself.
Turning spindles are a simple way to turn large pieces of hardwood into smaller pieces of thinner wood. These pieces of timber are then put back in the lathe and turned until the wood is ready to be cut. Turning spindles are great for woodturners and beginners, as they are so versatile.