Wood Turning Spindle
Turning Spindle Turning, also called turning between bases, is a technique of woodturning in which a single piece of wood is turned on its axis with the help of a turning machine. Turning Spindles are one of the most frequently used techniques of the art of woodturning.
The name “Turning Spindle” was derived from the French phrase “Rien de rot” which means “turn of the wood”. A Turning Spindle consists of an open work frame with a stationary pole and at least two wheels mounted on the pole. It has been described as a “spinner” and “turner” and is an extremely useful tool in the world of wood turning.
The basic types of turning spindles are the lathe, the horizontal wood turners, and the vertical wood turning machines. The lathe is a specialized machine that converts the spinning motion of the wood into a smooth, linear motion and produces a consistent turning motion. These lathes are primarily used in the making of ornamental furniture such as tables and chairs.
Turning machines are designed to turn a variety of objects in wood. The most common types of turning machine are the horizontal lathes, which have a movable table top, and the vertical wooden turning machines. The horizontal lathes are similar to the lathes used for turning metal. The vertical turning machine has a spindle attached to the front of a platform which is supported by a vertical shaft mounted on the platform. The spindle can be turned by hand or by using a hand-operated device.
Turning spindles are the most commonly used tools in wood turning. Because of their unique design, it is very difficult to obtain a piece of wood that is not able to be turned into a turner with a turning spindle. Most woodworking shops use this type of tool in the making of furniture. Many people use the tool as well to turn small wooden pieces such as bowls or dolls.
Woodturning spindles are quite popular because they are very useful tools that can turn any kind of wood. Some woodturners will turn just one piece of wood a day while others turn all kinds of different wood everyday. When you want to turn wood for your own use, or for business purposes, it is best to choose a turner that is not only capable of doing this task, but also capable of turning other types of wood as well.