Turning Spindle Turning is a classic woodturning technique, referring to a specific piece of wood being turned on a turner, usually on the center axis of a wood lathe. Turning spindles are known by names such as “spindle turners”, “turner”turner set”.
Turning spindles can be classified into three different types depending on the type of spindle which is used. The first type is known as the fixed spindle. The second type is known as the free spindle and the third type is known as a crosswise spinners.
The crosswise spinners have been specifically designed to allow the person doing the turning work to have full control over the angle and direction in which the spindle is turned. These spinners do not need to be “set” by an experienced turning spinner. Instead, the person using the spindle can simply “turn the crank”, thereby taking full control of the spin. This is often preferred to more experienced turning spinters who require a more hands-on approach to controlling the spin. With the crosswise spinners, the person working with the turning work simply needs to turn the crank to the desired angle and turn it back the other way for an even spin.
A common feature of many types of free spindles is the way the free spindle is made up. Free spinning spindles consist of a spindle, a turning block and a handle. The spindle is either fixed in place by its axis, or free spinning on a turning block.
The free spinning spindle does not actually contain a spindle but is turned by the turning block through the use of the rotating spindle cam. The turning block is then used to turn the free spindle through the process of turning it on the rotating spindle cam.
Turning spindles are commonly found in many lathes today. This article is meant to help new turning spinter get familiarized with the different types of spindles, and how they work. If you’re still not familiar with turning spindles, I recommend getting a book that has a detailed description of how these items work.
Most turning spindles have two basic types of spindles. One type of spindle is known as the spindle and the other type is known as a turning tool.
The spindle is essentially what causes the spindle to move through the air. The turning tool is what controls the spindle’s movement, so it moves in one direction at a time. The spindle and the turning tool are often made from different types of material. For example, some of these spindles are made from metal, while others are made from wood.
Spindles are also available in two different diameters. One can be as narrow as the distance between the two spindles or as wide as the spindle itself.