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Chapter 130 of
AAW
 
  For the new turner and to re-hone forgotten skills.

 

Turning 101

are day-long, hands-on classes aimed at teaching fundamental skills to beginner turners. These sessions are mentored by our members. The success of these classes stems from the relaxed atmosphere that is fostered amongst willing mentors and enthusiastic students. These are scheduled September to May, December excluded. Please look for the announcements during our regular meetings or in the newsletter / website calendar. For enquiries, contact the Turning 101 coordinator.

   

Focus on Fundamentals

is a series of 15-20 minute demonstrations that focus on a particular aspect of turning. These modules are presented by experienced turners at the beginning of every other club meeting. The module notes are made available to you as a reference, as teacher and student. All material is protected by copyright of Bruce Campbell.  Permission is granted for the non-commercial use of this material by anyone.

 
 

VIDEOS - Here is a collection of video clips of the fundamental cuts, some simple exercises & sharpening tips for home study. The GVWG does not neccesarily endorse any specific product or technique.

Woodturning can be a hazardous activity. Please review and follow the safety procedures listed here: http://www.woodturner.org/?page=Safety

 
  • Overview
  • Roughing Gouge
  • Skew Chisel
  • Spindle Gouge
  • Parting Tool
  • Bowl Gouge
ROUGHING GOUGE SKEW SPINDLE GOUGE PARTING TOOL BOWL GOUGE  
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The spindle roughing gouge is used to reduce stock to round, as well as for creating gentle curves The skew chisel is used for surfacing flat surfaces (planing), vee cuts, beads and end grain surfacing The spindle gouge is used for detail work such as beads, coves and curves The parting tool is used to cut grooves and part off work from the lathe The bowl gouge is used primarily for bowl work, but is also useful for non detailed spindle work  

 

 

 
ROUGHING GOUGE
 
skew
  rounding 1
  rounding 2
  rounding 3
  sharpening - start 3:14
   
   
   
   
   

The spindle roughing gouge is used to:

  • reduce stock to round
  • create gentle curves
 
 

 

 

 
SKEW
 
skew
  planing cut 1
  planing cut 2
  beads
  bead problems
  end grain & vee cuts
  peeling cut
  exercise 1a
  exercise 1b
  exercise 2 (advanced)
  sharpening

The skew chisel is used for:

  • surfacing flat surfaces (planing)
  • vee cuts
  • beads
  • surfacing end grain
 
 

 

 

 
SPINDLE GOUGE
 
skew
  beads 1 - start 0:10
  beads 2
  beads problems
  coves 1 - start 1:40
  coves 2
  coves problems
  exercise 2  (advanced)
  sharpening
   
   

The spindle gouge is used for:

  • detailed work on
  • beads
  • coves
  • curves
  • reaching tight spots that other larger tools cannot reach
 
 

 

 

 
PARTING TOOL
 
skew
 
grooves & parting
 
problems
 
sharpening - start 9:20
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

The parting tool is used to:

  • cut grooves
  • part work off the lathe
 
 

 

 

 
BOWL GOUGE
 
skew
 
bowl 1a
  bowl 1b
  bowl 1c
  bowl 2a
  sharpening 1
  sharpening 2
   
   
   
   

The bowl gouge is used for:

  • removing waste from the inside of open work, primarily bowl forms
  • non detailed spindle work