Spindle: Wood Processing

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Initially we obtained a piece of pine wood that would be manipulated Into a spindle. We hammered the live and dead centers into the each of the ends of the wood so that there would be an imprint of the two centers where the wood would be able to dovetail into the lathe. After the center Imprints were made, we used the hand planer to flatten the corners of the wood to help round It out before we put It on the lathe. Once the corners were flattened, we started on the lathe. We first had to put a bit of linseed oil In the Imprint of the dead center on the wood.

Then we put the wood on the two centers of the lathe securely so when It starts spelling It will stay on the lathe and not shake loose. After everything on the lathe was ready to go, we turned the lathe on and used the round nose to round the whole piece of wood Into a cylinder. Once we had the wood down to the correct diameter, we took sandpaper and sanded down the wood while It was spinning on the lathe to get rid of the any ridges so that it was round and smooth. Now that the spindle was rounded off and smooth, we started on making the beads.

Before we made the beads, we first ad to use our pencil to draw the lines where we would make the beads while the lathe was turning our soon-to-be spindle. Once we had the lines marked down, we used the spearmint to make the beads where the lines were. We gently pushed the spearmint into the wood at each line making beads at each one. After we made all the beads we had to round them out with the spearmint, and then took the skew to compress the wood fibers between the beads to make the beads more defined. Once that task was completed, we sanded down the spindle finished our dreaded paperwork.

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