Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Amidst of 1000 acers of crawfish ponds under a 500 year old Oak grove. SW La
Does anyone here turn Drop spindles? Its something used for spinning your own yarn. I am going to be nmaking some of these and was wondering...if I glue several different woods together...will it be safe to turn ? also if i am going to use wood inlays...is all this going to be okay for turning?
Sorry if thats a dumb question...I just wanted to find out before i found out the hard way.
I am not a turner but I watched my grandfather turn a many of lamps and he started by gluing a hole bunch of little strips of all kinds off wood together. He rap the glued wood with string untill the glue was dry. Generaly a few days. Then he would chuck it up in the lathe and turn lamps and bowls. I think the key was letting the glue dry all the way before turning.
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