One method of doing this is to scribe a circle of equal size on each end of the spindle. Mark 4,8, or 16 marks equadistance around the circle. on one end mark the points cloekwise from 1 to ....................4,8, or 16. On the other end, mark them counter clockwise on the other end. put the same number on each end to the drive and tail stock, change positions as you proceed along the spindle and you will get a spiral.
Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)
"The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"