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turning is perhaps the only woodworking operation in which,
after stock is cut to size, you can start and finish a project
in just one mode of the Mark V. But it also demands a good
deal more skill and patience than other opera-ations. If you're
just beginning, don't be dkcouraged. Turning takes a little
practice, but once you get the hang of it, it's one of the
most satisfying woodworking techniques.
The accessories that are used for spindle turning operations
are the: (A) drive center, (B) tool rest, (C) cup center,
(0) tailstock, and (E) optional steady rest. The steady
rest helps to reduce whip and vibration.
hasn't changed in principle since it was a primitive, bow-powered
tool that is said to have been invented in ancient Egypt.
It remains a means of turning stock at controlled speeds so
sharp tools may be pressed against it, shaping it symmetrically.
Electric motors have replaced the various hand powered or
foot powered devices originally used, but the quality of the
output still depends on the operator's skill in manipulating
the chisels used to form the stock.
are two basic kinds of lathe turning: spindle turning and
turning is turning stock between two centers--the drive
center and the cup center (Figure
12-1). Usually the end product is a long cylinder, like
a table leg or a candlestand.
The accessories that are used for faceplate turning
are the: (A) faceplate, and (B) tool rest.
turning is turning with the stock mounted to a faceplate
This faceplate is, in turn, mounted to the main spindle. The
end product is usually shorter and wider than spindle turning,
like a platter or bowl. Shopsmith offers two faceplates, 3-3/4"
and 6" in diameter.
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