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My First Lathe

467 days ago by ChuckV | 11 comments »

I would like to be able to incorporate turned pieces into my projects. About a month ago, I attended a three-day spindle turning workshop at North Bennet Street School in Boston. The workshop was great and I came away with some good ideas about what I should look for in a lathe to get started in spindle turning. I also came away with my first useful turned pieces: After a few false starts, I connected with the type of lathe I was looking for about an hour’s drive from my house. I...

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Building a Thos. Moser Design New Gloucester Rocking Chair #2: Turning Long, Thin Spindles

659 days ago by DustyMark | 10 comments »

Stock PreparationRun one face of the rough ash board across the jointer. Then run the opposite face through the planer. That should take some of the twists out of the wood. Rip ¾” square, 31” long spindle blanks on the table saw. Make several extra blanks beyond the 14 that are needed. Mark the center of the tailstock end of the spindle using a plastic center marking gauge. Make a pilot with an awl. Drill the hole about ¼” deep with a 1/8” diameter brad point bit. This step help...

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