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    Turning spirals on the lathe

    Here's an easy way to turn spirals on the lathe!

    You can do any job with the right tool!

    Good dust collection Too!

    Turning Spirals
    Last edited by Dan Mooney; 11-16-2010 at 06:43 PM.
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    Well that just makes it too durn easy!

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    You mean you don't have one of those attachments?
    I thought everyone did.
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    Which is the easiest way to turn Spirals?.....Anyone know of a goof video out there?...or a jig perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom DiCara View Post
    Which is the easiest way to turn Spirals?.....Anyone know of a goof video out there?...or a jig perhaps?
    Click on the "Turning Spirals" Link
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    Hey I can do that without even trying and no fancy machine either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Watson View Post
    Hey I can do that without even trying and no fancy machine either.
    Yeah, all I need is a skew and I can do that.

    The only spirals I've seen done on a lathe were done by hand, with the lathe turned off. (We had a guy demo making spiral-carved walking sticks at a turning club meeting a while back. He used a round Microplane rasp and sandpaper.)
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    What kind of machine is that anyway?

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    My beall pen wizard will do that on a smaller scale. Have seen where guys make carriages that bridge the work and use a router to do the spirals.
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    A Legacy will do that. Pain to set up and start, but it does rope and spiral patterns too
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