Skill Builder For Many New Turners Finding The Right Technique Can Be A Little Frustrating And They Often End Up Using Scrapers To Do Most Of Their Turning This Article Will Help You Get More Use Out Of Your Gouges And Rely Less On Your Scrapers For Shaping
Skill builder for many new turners finding the right technique can be a little frustrating and they often end up using scrapers to do most of their turning this article will help you get more use out of your gouges and rely less on your scrapers for shaping is post about Magazine bookmarked by zachary with ID 1201552056 was uploaded on 01-03-2019 and has been viewed 58,710 times.
Turning Beads & Coves Illustrations by Mike Del Rizzo There are only three shapes you can produce on a lathe - a flat, a bump or "bead", and a hollow or "cove".You combine these three shapes to produce your desired form.
The spindle illustrated, although wildly shaped, only contains combinations of flats, beads and coves.In my last article I discussed the importance of rubbing the bevel (see Basic Techniques, issue #39).
But how do you maintain bevel contact when the shape of the work is always changing direction? Practice the techniques below and you will soon see it's not as difficult as it first seems.Once the blank has been roughed out and is running true, it's time to start the shaping.
The first thing to remember is to always cut "downhill".That is to say, cut from the large diameter to the small diameter.Cutting in the opposite direction brings the cutting edge up under the grain and causes tear out.
Whether you want to cut a bead or a cove, it has to be done in steps, creating a space for the chisel to progress into the work.Cutting a CoveTo cut a cove, begin in the center of the...