Turn Spindles – A Simple Woodturning Technique
Turning Spindle Turning is a woodturning technique referring to an artful method of turning a solid piece of wood, typically a long piece of solid maple or oak on its edge, from its central axis to the opposite end. Turning Spindle Turning can also refer to turning one or more parallel shafts into the opposite direction. Turning Spindles are made up of two central pieces and the outer shaft. When a shaft is turned with a spindle, it creates a “spindle” pattern that produces a spiral motion from the main pieces to the outer ends.
The simplest kind of Turning Spindles can be found in shops that specialize in making jewelry. These type of Turning Spindles are commonly referred to as a “hand-carved necklace”. A hand-carved necklace is usually made from one or more pieces of solid maple, oak, or ash wood that have been hand turned over their length to produce the necklace.
Turning Spindles are also commonly used by an antique furniture maker to create the patterns they desired on tables and cabinets. There are numerous books available to purchase that will give you ideas for how to turn wood in various ways.
Turning Spindles can also be used by a crafter to make a pattern or decorative piece out of a number of different lengths of wood. One popular style is known as the “Lark Spindle”. This type of Turning Spindle consists of a center piece that has two or more pieces of solid wood on either side of the central piece. If you look closely at this type of Turning Spindle it is possible to see the two pieces are the same length as the central piece.
Another way to create a unique decorative piece is to create a spindle pattern out of pieces of different woods. This is known as “Alder Spindle Pattern”. Using this style of Turning Spindle a crafter creates the beautiful pattern using a mixture of different pieces of woods that are cut at different angles. An example of this is an oak spindle made up of several pieces of cedar wood that are cut at right angles to each other.
Turning Spindles can be very fun to make. They can create the intricate and detailed patterns that only an artisan can create. and they can also create beautiful spiral designs. This style of Turning Spindle is used by many individuals for a variety of different reasons and is commonly found in most woodworking shops.