Cutting beads and coves

Beads and coves require twisting and swinging ttie tool to complete the shape. There are two kinds of beads-, inset and proud.

Inset beads

1 Set the tool rest to »//in (12mm) below the centre. Draw on five lines to represent the bead.

Flexi and hook grips.

Woodturning Beads Coves

Turning an inset 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 positive action use both hands to twist the gouge while lilting the handle. The tip of the gouge should end up with the flute at 90' at the bottom of the cut.

5 Roll the tool back to the start position and repeat the cut on the opposite side. Make a vee cut on each side. Clean up with a short cut at the side of the bead, (ii)

Flexi and hook grips.

Turning an inset bead.

Turning a cove in three cuts.

Cutting a proud bead

Woodturning Techniques

Cutting a proud bead.

Proud beads

1 First clear space on both sides. Line up the gouge as for the Inset bead, but this time swing the handle 30' so that the bevel ends up square to the axis, creating a hemispherical bead, (i)

Coves

1 Coves can be made in three cuts, starting with a direct entry, as lor the straight cuts. Mark the location of the cove with three lines.

2 Place the tool in the finish position, square to the axis. Make bevel contact at the tip on the centre line.

3 Stand to one side to the right if you are right-handed. Hold the handle using the flexi grip and hold the stock using the back grip, with the hand against the tool rest.

Turning a cove in three cuts.

Cutting a proud bead.

4 Swing the tool round to the start position, with the tcol tip vertical (slicing cut). The bevel should be square to and pointing towards the axis.

5 With one movement push the tool into the wood, swinging and twisting the tool in an upwards scoop, until it makes the full depth of the cove and ends in the finish position. The gouge should be square to the axis, with bevel contact at the tip on the centre line. Next, repeat the process on the opposite side.

6 The third cut starts partway down the first side and is swung down to the finish position to blend in the cuts. Practise the three cuts so that you get it right first time. Any more than three will ruin the cove, unless it is a large one. (ii)

Cutting a proud bead

Cutting a cove

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Tool hand:o swing 1

Cutting a cove poiiticn

Tool hand:o swing 1

Tip movement 2 3

Smoothing cut

Slide the tool forward, twisting it at the same time

Making a smoothing cut.

Smoothing cut

Slide the tool forward, twisting it at the same time

Smoothing cut

For short lengths the SFG will put a perfect finish on a surface. Use 2in (50mm) diameter stock. Set the tool rest yein (9mm) above the centre line, '/¡in (12mm) away from the wood.

1 Lay the bevel on the wood for supported entry. Use flexi grip on the handle, back grip on the stock. Swing the handle about 15' forward, (i)

Making a smoothing cut.

2 With the flute open about 10', stand behind the tool in a dynamic stance. Slide the tool forward slowly, at the same time swinging the handle forward to start making a cut. Then continue the swing foiward to create the curve, (ii)

Rounding ends

Right Rounding a large curvo.

Woodturning Shaving Cut

Rounding ends

Line

1 Set the tool rest %in (9mm) above the centre line, V2in (12mm) away from the wood. Lay the tool on the rest heel, contacting the wood, using power grip on the handle and back grip on the stock.

Right Rounding a large curvo.

2 Slide the tool forward, twisting it at the same time until a wood-shaving appears. Continue the slide to create a smooth surface.

Larger curve

Use this method for a curve that is too large to turn by twisting the tool, as when turning a bead. It can even be used for making fine cuts on bowls, with a direct entry.

Skew chisel

The skew chisel is different from the other tools in that it has three distinct cutting parts which are used either separately or in sequence in the flow of a cut. They are: the long point, the long cutting edge ar>d the short point at the heel. It is a very versatile tool which can complete many spindle projects on its own. This is the only chisel in the woodturner's armoury, its fine bevel angles give it access where other tools won't reach. (Well, I say it is the only chisel, but what is called a beading and parting tool is also a chisel.)

Skew chisel: characteristics

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Alterative curved cutting .

Average skew angle 60*

Stra ght cutting edge

Top Skew chisel.

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