Turning Can Be Very Rewarding But For The Beginner It Can Also Be Very Frustrating While You Won T Get Any Better If You Don T Practice It Is Inevitable That Practicing Poor Technique Will Inevitably Lead To Frustration
Turning can be very rewarding but for the beginner it can also be very frustrating while you won t get any better if you don t practice it is inevitable that practicing poor technique will inevitably lead to frustration is article about Magazine bookmarked by roy with ID 1430244273 was uploaded on 23-03-2019 and has been viewed 404,669 times.
Turning for Beginners Illustrations by Mike Del Rizzo I can't make you a better turner, but I can try to point you in the right direction with some basic techniques.Practice these techniques regularly using scrap wood.
If I've been away from the lathe for a while, I'll often do a few practice pieces before getting into a project.StanceSet-up and posture are two areas often overlooked by the novice.Stand in front of your lathe with your arms at your side and bend your elbow to 90°.
The center of your lathe should be even with your elbow.You can make slight adjustments from there.I prefer about an inch above center point.Position yourself in front of the work in a loose stance with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Hold your chisel with the handle in one hand and your arm tucked tight to your side.This hand controls the chisel.Position your other hand on the front of the tool rest and grasp the shank of the chisel.
This hand guides the cut as it progresses.Don't push the chisel away from you as you cut.Instead, move your body with the cut as it progresses.This may require moving your...