Turning Spindle Turning, also called Turning between centers, is a technique used by many woodworkers to turn a piece of wooden wood on the wood turner’s lathe. This technique is used to help with making a smoother and more accurate work.
Turning the woodspindle is often combined with other methods of turning techniques such as a sanding and buffing, drilling, screwing, or honing. Some woodturners will turn the pieces of timber on a machine while they are working on other woodturnery. Many machines can be used for turning, and most machines will require some sort of clamp to hold the piece of timber to the machine. The clamp can either be attached to the turning shaft, or to the piece of timber used in turning.
When turning wood with a spindle, the grain is the name given to the horizontal line across the top of a piece of timber. Each turn of the spindle makes the grain runs the length of the spindle. Each turn is measured in degrees and represents the distance from the centre of the piece of timber. In turning, the grain of timber runs the length of the spindle. When timber is turning with a spindle, it is called a turning timber.
A turning tool is what turns the timber and is generally used to turn the timber on the wood turner’s lathe. Turning tools can be hand-held or used with other equipment that is fitted with a spindle. The term, “turning tool”, is a generic term that describes any tool that is used to turn wood. Turning tools can be made of metal, wood, plastic, or other materials and have different functions and features.
Turning tools are often made from wood but may also be manufactured from metal. Most woodturners use turning tools that are made from metal. Turning tools that are made from wood include hand-held and stationary types. Handheld types are generally used to turn wood while other tools are used for turning. Hand held tools are mainly used for small projects or when speed is important. Stationary tools are used for larger projects and need to be used over long periods of time. Stationary tools can be used for both woodturning and making other wood products.
Lathes are tools that can be used for turning. Lathes are made out of steel, wood or other metal and are designed to make it easier to turn wood with a turning tool. There are many different types of lathes available in the market and different designs for various uses.