How to Turn a Turning Spindle
Turning Spindle Turning, also known as turning between centers, is an important woodturning technique referring to the process of turning a single piece of wood in the center of a turner at high speed. Although this method has been around for ages, today it is one of the best woodturning techniques for beginners.
This technique is usually used in making bowls and other small wooden objects, like boxes for dolls. In some countries, it is also used in building various items that are used in homes such as dressers.
Turning spindles have been widely used for ages, and many people find it easy to do. Turning a spindle consists of four steps. First, you need to pull up the upper end of the spindle with one hand, while turning the other two ends.
The second step involves pulling out the center of the spindle with your right hand. And then, with both hands, you can pull out the remaining ends of the spindle. After you have pulled them, you will need to turn the ends of the spindle with the left hand.
The third step is to slide the left end of the spindle into the left side of the turning machine. It is very important to hold the spindle with your left hand, so you will be able to easily turn the center of the spindle. The fourth step is to slide the right end of the spindle in from the left side. To make it easier, you can also use a clamp.
Turning spindles can be done easily by using a lathe. If you don’t want to get involved in using a lathe, you can buy a wooden spindle from the market and use it on your own. However, if you want to make it more simple, you can take a workshop at home and buy an inexpensive woodturner. In any case, this is one of the best techniques for woodturners because it is cheap and it is very easy to perform.
When you are turning a turning spindle, always remember to start on the back side. And, when you are done, you can either slide the spindle into the lathe or remove the turner with your left hand.
There are times when you might want to start on the back side where you will be working with a turning machine on your right hand, but the turning machine is too big. In that case, you will need to get another spindle to make your work easier.
Turning spindles can be done in all sorts of ways. If you have a lathe, you can make your own turning spindle by simply inserting a spindle bar in a lathe and turning the turning spindle by using your hands. If you want to do it in the shop, you can purchase an inexpensive turner that you can use on your lathe.