An Introduction to Sphere-Based Turning
By Joe Skehan
Salt Lake City, UT
Most wood turning is performed on material mounted in a single plane; the wood is placed between
centers or held in a chuck. It is then worked perpendicular or parallel to the grain. However, as
early as the 16th century, turners discovered that if the material being worked was in the shape of
a sphere, then it could be worked from any point, rotated and then worked from any other point,
producing concentric designs.
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Woodturning Safety: A Few Good Tips
This month’s tip is about safety. Recently there have been some tragic deaths reported in the
woodturning community. One turner caught her hair in a lathe and another turner was fatally injured
when a bowl exploded. There is always the possibility that an accident may happen, but here are some
simple steps you can take to help prevent such a devastating accident from occurring.
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