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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.
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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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I laminate different woods together all the time and turn them. As long as you glue and clamp them properly, they won't come apart, with a couple of exeptions. There are a few exotic woods that are oily internally and don't respond to normal gluing procedures. Cocobola is one that comes to mind. I use titebond 3 and have had no problems. I usually apply glue to both surfaces and let them sit overnight. I have turned some small pieces after waiting about 45 minutes. Wouldn't recommend that though. Pick some nice contrasting colors and have fun with it.
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