& Techniques For Better Lathe Turning
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just about ready to start turning. But before we lay chisel
to wood, there are a couple of other simple things we need
our measuring tools handy. Once you get started, you'll
want to be sure you have a way to measure and gauge your
cuts. For this, you'll need Outside
Calipers (for spindle turnings) or Inside
Calipers (for bowl or faceplate turnings). These
inexpensive items will re-pay their cost many times over
in saved turnings.
version of these devices is the Direct
Reading Thickness Gauge. This item includes a
integral scale that allows you to view thickness dimensions
directly without the need for a ruler or tape measure.
If you're turning intricate spindles or bowls, you could
also use a special Profile Gauge. These Gauges
feature slide in/out fingers that can be set
to a pre-established shape, then laid against your spindle
to check how your turning is matching the desired profile.
Shield. - This is the preferred mode of eye protection
for most Lathe Turners. It features a clear, flip-up / flip-down
shield to keep, flying chips and shavings out of your eyes
during turning. It is a MUST-HAVE item for any wood-turner.
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