Spindle Turning

Tips and ideas for spindle turning.

 

Spindle Turning
By: Paul Ross
Paul says, "... gaining proficiency in spindle turning will help you with all other types of turning. The tools and techniques of spindle turning can be, and often are, incorporated into other types of woodturning. I believe that if you are an accomplished spindle turner, all other forms of turning come more naturally, and you are an all-round better wood turner for it.". We couldn't agree more!

 

Classic Design Bead-Shoulder-Cove
By: Jon Siegel
Jon explains the fundamentals of classic design, illustrates with drawings and includes tips and techniques for turning these forms.

 

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