Turning A Bead

you raise the handle and at the same time roll the tool, the left hand is gently nudging the tool in the direction vou're cutting. If you hold the tool too firmly it will be hard to maintain a fluid movement through the cut and the curve of the bead will be bumpy.

On many spindle turnings, beads butt up against larger-diameter elements and if you aren't careful, you can catch the shoulder of the large element with the edge of the gouge. In this case, you need to cut with

The first cuts slice off the outer comers of the bead, cutting downhill, away from center.

the upper section of the cutting edge, close to the tip. and raise the handle much higher at the end of the cut.

Half Beads

To make a half bead, vou can use the same tech-

niques described for turning a bead. If the larger diameter of the half bead butts against a larger element, you may not be able to fit the gouge in the space next to the larger element. The solution is to clean up this bit of waste with a parting-tool cut.

Define the large and small diameters of the bead with a parting tool.

2. Roll gouge to make the cut

1. Start with gouge channel sideways.

Profile of finished

4. Repeat cut on opposite side of cove.

FIG. 3: TURNING A COVE

The first cuts slice off the corners formed by the depth cut

3. Finish cut with gouge channel up.

1. Start with gouge channel sideways.

2. Roll gouge to make the cut

3. Finish cut with gouge channel down.

4. Repeat cut on opposite side of bead.

1. Start with gouge channel up.

2. Roll gouge to make the cut

FIG. 4: TURNING A BEAD

The gouge channel faces down at the end of the cut

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