How to Turn a Spindle
Turning Spindle turning is the method of turning a spindle by using a gear system. Turning Spindle turns are different than other common ways of turning a spindle. Turning Spindle is used to turn a round-dome type of spindle with no moving parts in place, which is usually used on lathes, or turning machines.
Spinning, or rotating between ends, is also known as turning on its end. Spinning refers to the process of turning one end of a material from one direction to another and back again. Turning, or rotary, turning refers to any form of turning, such as rotating a piece of wooden timber on an edge by its long axis (up and down) and the gear set to turn it (centre and opposite direction). The spindle is also referred to as a turning wheel.
Turning is normally done with a lathe. Some lathes have only one gear set which can be used for turning the wood at one side only. However, more modern lathes can have up to four gears. Many people will use a variety of lathes on their projects to create all sorts of different kinds of pieces. It will depend on the type of lathe you are using and the materials you are working with, but for most projects you will be able to find a turning spindle suitable to your needs.
The turning spindle has two wheels (rotary). On one wheel (centre) is the gear that turns the spindle, and the other wheel (opposite). Each of the four wheels (rotary) that makes up the turning spindle is attached to the other two wheels that turn the centre wheels. There are four types of turning spindles available. These are; single gear, double gear, triple gear and multi-gear. Each type has their own advantages and disadvantages, so you need to consider these factors before buying a turning spindle.
If you are new to turning then the basic idea is to use one gear on one side of the spindle, the second gear on the other side and a third gear on the other side. This creates a circle of possible turning directions. The turning ends then connect to one another by a gear link. A turning spindle with three gears connects the turning ends to the third, fourth and fifth gears. on the other two sides.
There are four basic types of gear sets: chain drive, planetary, radial, geared, sliding and reciprocating. Chain drives are the most common because they are simple and have the least number of gears, whereas planetary drives have five gears and planetary drives have six gears. They have a chain between the first gear and the middle and the third gear. The radial drives have a chain between the second gear and the first gear and the fourth gear, while the reciprocating drives have a chain between the second and the first and third gear.