Woodturning | Principles of Spindle Turning
Looking to take up spindle turning or brush up on your skills? Then this video will tell you all you need to know about which chisel to use when spindle turning.
Watch our video or read our article below for more on spindle turning and woodturning tools.
Here we guide you through your woodturning chisel set and explain how each chisel can be used to perfect your spindles.
Take square timber down to round and remove excess material.
For planing cuts after roughing down. Create bead cuts ready for rolling and create rolling convex bead forms..
For detailing on spindles to create flowing coves and beads.
Used for creating coves, but particularly suited to bowl turning
Round Nose Scraper
For refining and smoothing concave forms such as coves on spindle work.
For creating fillet cuts to separate a turning into different parts.
For a more in depth look, watch our video Guide to Woodturning Tools, where master turner Colwin Way takes you through each chisel. Or watch Colwin’s Woodworking Wisdom demo on the basics of spindle turning or his demo with novice woodturner Steph Beddows below.
Spindle Turning Projects
Want to practise your spindle turning skills, then look no further than this How to Make a Rolling Pin project guide, the perfect first project for any spindle turner. Looking to try something more complex, then watch our How to Make a Lamp Woodworking Wisdom demo.
Another good project to try to practise these basic skills is turning finials.