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Tip #33
Tips & Techniques For Better Lathe Turning

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Lathe turning is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding of all woodworking operations. You mount a piece of wood in your lathe and “turn” it into a thing of beauty, from start-to-finish, without ever removing it from the machine.

Some prime examples of lathe-turned projects include: Spindles for stair rails, bed posts, fences or chair backs; table legs; candle sconces, lamp standards, bowls, round boxes, goblets or dinnerware. The list goes on and on.

And although lathe turning is a great deal of fun, mastery of the techniques involved in the process can take a fair amount of practice. The information provided here represents a good overview of the process, but by no means, attempts to cover everything you need to know.

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