How To Build A Spring Pole And Treadle Lathe

If you are a newcomer to the great craft of woodturning, then these pages are designed to help you. Welcome to woodturning online, your source for wood turning information, projects, community and vendors. There’s only one secret formula for turning, and that’s knowing how the tools work…………and letting them work that way. I also make a cutout in the beveled glue block to allow the rest to be adjusted closer to the centers than would otherwise be possible.

With the sharpest wood turning tools, Easy Wood Tools, carbide turning tools, Hunter tools and finest lathe accessories, Woodcraft can help you bring your lathe to life. With one off pieces like bottle stoppers I don’t have a design in mind at the outset but let the shape happen organically as the wood dictates. My Easy Wood Tools allowed me to create all manner of beads and flowing shapes that my trembling spindle gouge would have torn to pieces.

Scraping – (1) Scraping cuts on a wood lathe are specific cuts where the bevel of the lathe tool is held clear of the wood and the cutting edge scrapes the surface of the wood. From the simplest crafting texture tool to more complex and heavy duty type tools..i.e. I.e..generators, lathes, washing machines. Cut your blank to the dimensions that you require, but make those cuts as square as possible. These tools will get you in the habit of making regular trips to the grinder, of being very aware of how an edge stops cutting as it gets dull. Darrell feltmate is a juried wood turner showing you how to make your own turning tools in the typical home shop.


Continue pushing the tool into the stock gradually, in passes, so that you remove a roughly equal amount of wood with each pass. This article suggests tools for starting both of these types of turning, describes the basic features and gives some ideas on how each tool is used. This lathe is easy to build, requires very little material, and can even be knocked down flat when not in use.

That visit to a Woodcraft resulted in Jackson becoming a passionate turner and then turning his experience with metallurgy and machining to develop a new sort of woodworking tool that has quickly become popular with beginning and veteran turners. See more approximately wood lathe, gear diy home made equipment, home made equipment wooden, how to make your very own. This is where the ability to make your own tool handles really pays off because appropriate handles are not always available commercially.

Much ink has been spilled on these marvels of turning technology and my intention is not to create a tool review here (that will come later in video format) but if I may be so bold these tools have added the joy back into wood turning for me. The tension is gone and my creativity is allowed to flow. These tools are always used trailing slightly (5 degrees) below the horizontal, in side elevation, and flat on the toolrest in section/end elevation.

I started with a basic set of lathe chisels, which I bought at the same time (not much point having a lathe with no chisels) they aren’t anything special, but they are enough to produce things, like small pots, bowls and other things, so in order to extend the range of what I can make I also purchased a new chuck ( a small screw chuck) and I have made a couple of collet chucks as well, but I found recently that I could do with a new chisel or two for making various things.

Face turning – A type of lathe turning where the object being turned is supported entirely on the headstock by either a faceplate (in which case, the type of turning may be called faceplate turning ) or a chuck but in either case is not supported at all by the tailstock Face turning is typically the turning of a bowl or vase, but could be any object.