I turn almost every day. I don't do much spindle work, and am not very good at it, because I don't do it much.I like the story stick, the preset calipers, his ability to turn so well that not much sanding is required (a local chair maker can do that, too - drives me crazy!), but I was taught never to move the too rest when the work is moving. Clearly, he can do it, but dang, that is not something I ever want to get comfortable with.Thanks for posting (arg!) that vid. The end results are remarkable.Oh yeah, the last project I spindle turned was a set of 4 legs. It was such a torment that I outsourced the most recent ones. But that's a story for another day...
Nice. I am reminded of the big lathe in this video (the lathe appears at 4:08).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T79cGIM3ejA
I'm deeply envious of his skill, as well as that rather beautiful piece of timber, but the idea of tackling a spindle that size from the off with a roughing gouge makes my blood run cold. I'll stick to bowl turning.
No question. I'd end up with a 14 foot long toothpick.Andywww.smokingtoaster.com
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