Turning an Egg
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, TX
One benefit of turning wooden eggs is the sheer practice of tool control it requires of the turner. Yes,
the first few eggs will be a scrambled mix of mistakes. (Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun.) But at least
you are practicing with small bits of wood, and not wasting larger blanks.
Eggs can be turned
with just a few tools. For me the most useful tools are a spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge and
yes, the skew. Some other major benefits: Eggs can be turned on any size lathe, and they don't take very long
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