Cutting beads and coves

Woodturning Beads Coves

Beads and coves require twisting and swinging ttie tool to complete the shape. There are two kinds of beads-, inset and proud. 1 Set the tool rest to in 12mm below the centre. Draw on five lines to represent the bead. 2 Hold the tool square to the axis, twisted slightly in the direction of cut. contact point about in 3mm down from the tip, on the centre line. 3 Stand to one side - to the right if you are right-handed. Hold the tool handle in a flexi grip and the stock in a hook grip, i 4 With a...

Angles and cutting edge shapes

Woodturning Chisel Angles

The bevel angle is the angle between the bevel and the axis of the tool. The angle of the bevel has a number of effects. It defines the tool edge angle' except on chisels, which are sharpened on both sides so it is the sum of the bevel angles . It is also the cutting angle on gouges when the bevel is in contact v ith the wood. The bevel angle determines the strength of the edge - larger angles have stronger edges. A 45' bevel is a good strong edge. Anything less than 30s and the edge is a bit...

Curved Undercut Scraper

Homemade Woodturning Multi Tip Scraper

1 Hold between centres top towards headstock. i 2 Cuts 1 and 2. Use the SRG to round both ends leaving lin 25mm wide strip of bark in the centre, ii 3 Cuts 3 and 4. Clean the end face and make a spigot 2in 50 60mm diameter, iii 5 Cut 5. Undercut the foot - this not only looks nice but it is also more stable. 6 Cuts 6 and 7. Shape the stem up to the edge of the rim with the DFG. i and ii 7 Cuts 8 and 9. Undercut the rim and blend in with the stem. It is the angle of undercut that gives the rim...