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Woodturning is when someone uses a lathe to make something out of wood. The projects are endless that can be made. Example are lamps, bowls, furniture, pieces for games anything you can think of that can be made from wood. Many do this as a hobby while others make a full or part time living from this. Learn the art and techniques of wood turning from the many links and books offered on this page.
Spindle and Faceplate turning are the two types of wood turning. The Spindle method is when you place the wood grain parallel to your lathe. In other words have your wood grain going the same way your lathe is. When you face your lathe the wood grain should be going to the left and right of you. I hope I didn't muddy the waters in trying to explain this.
Faceplate turning is when the grain of the wood is held perpendicular to the axis of rotation. Example of what is made using these two methods of woodturning would be pens, furniture legs and spindles are turned using the Spindle method. The Faceplate method is usually used early in the wood turning process when the wood is first brought to the lathe and the objects made are bowls, platters and other types of vessels.
Sometimes an objects is made form many different pieces of wood. This is called Segmented Turning. The object made can come out in different colors. For instance, walnut wood is real dark and can be used with a lighter color of wood to make a pattern for game boards or other wood objects.
My husband used this segmented method to make a proposal gift for me. He made a beautiful pedestal made from walnut and a light type of wood, which made a beautiful pattern. It was the size and shape of an average medium kitchen bowl turned upside down. It was solid all the way through making it pretty heavy. On top of this pedestal he placed a figurine of a boy holding a pillow with two rings on it. Beside him was a little girl holding flowers. This was very thoughtful of him and I still have it setting on my dresser where he placed it to propose to me.
On this page you will find woodturning instructions manuals, bowl blanks, lathes, turning tools, wood blanks, and project instructions and information manuals.
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I am writing to you in behalf of your Heavenly Father. He is seeking you like a lost sheep. You remember the Bible story? It is about a shepherd who has 100 sheep. But when he brings the sheep home one night, one is missing. He then leaves the 99 sheep and goes out into the wilderness until he finds that lost sheep.
In this parable the shepherd goes out to search for the one lost sheep-the very least that can be numbered. So if there had been but one lost soul, Christ would have died for that one. To read more click Lost Sheep
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