Most turners have seen beautiful furniture made with wonderful spindles. I have seen tables, chairs, bed posts, and many other spindles. I've also seen 1/2 spindles used as trim on many pieces of furniture like dressers and cabinets.
So, don't dismiss making furniture if you want to make something with turning in it!!
By: Bill Nosie
In this photo journal, Bill shows us how he makes a pair of legs for a kitchen island. The legs are challenging with 3 different sized spheres on them. This is a great story of a practical turning.
|Making Coat Hooks|
By: Mattias @ Woodgears.ca
In this photo tutorial, Mattias shows us how he uses red oak to build a sturdy coat rack using his own turned wood coat hooks (pegs). He turns them two at a time on a single spindle and they come out ready nice.
And one of the fun aspects of this project is that Mattias is using an older lathe with a dead tail stock center so he oils the wood to ensure that it rotates smoothly. Take a peek!
|Turning a miniature stool|
By: Alan Liland
In this wonderful tutorial, Alan shows us how to make a small ~6" turned wood stool. This is a great project for people who love miniatures and also for people that want to "practice" before making a full sized model.
Alan makes what for many people is a complex 3D project into a simple set of steps resulting in a great project. I hope that you give it a try!
|Make your own Four Poster Bed|
In this project, Shopsmith does an excellent job of showing all the aspects of making this four poster bed including the turnings for multi-piece tall spindles at the corners. They give full parts lists, and drawings!
If you've ever considered making your own four poster bed then this is one project worth peeking at!!
|Turning a Triangle Stool|
By: Tom Rennie
In this project, Tom explains the historical nature of stools and then shows how me makes one using a manual lathe. It's fun to learn more about the history of the stool and to see how Tom makes one!
|A Four-Post Turned Chair|
By: Tom Rettie
In this project, Tom shows us how he makes a chair similar in design to those made in the 14th to 16 centuries. Tom uses a homemade flywheel treadle lathe keeping in tune with the time period. This is a wonderful Renaissance piece and a great project to make.
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The Sorby Steb Center incorporates a spring loaded point in stainless steel and a set of razor sharp teeth that bite into the workpiece. The Stebcentre may also be removed without the need to stop and re-start the lathe. Simply wind back the tail stock and the piece can be withdrawn safely.
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