In this article, we are going to introduce you to the woodturning art of carpentry.
Getting to know this art can open a new window for you in the field of woodworking art.
Woodturning art is the art of turning and shaping the wood due to the rotational movement of the machine.
Producing products such as hookah body, chess pieces, wooden shoulder, furniture base, wicker furniture, sofa and chair base, pip and other projects are the subject of this art.
You can try woodworking projects that you can sell, like Chess set and all kinds of dishes.
The History of Woodturning
Woodturning is one of the industries related to wood arts that has been popular in some countries for a long time.
Although the beginning date of this art cannot be precisely determined, considering that wood is one of the first materials that human beings used, we can say it may be started at the age of the first man!
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When men started to use tools, they also used it to work on wood. Because the wood is more delicate than the stone and it has more capability to covert.
However, the use of advanced tools such as turning machines may go back to something about 1300 BC. At that time, in Egypt, machines were created that worked with the help of two people: one person turned the wood and then the other person was shaping with a sharp tool.
The Romans expanded it, giving it a mechanical state. In the Middle Ages, a pedal was added to the machine to reduce its manual handling.
Woodturning Art Tools
The main tool of this art after the wood can be a woodturning machine like lathe machine.
Woodworker put a stick of wood on the clamp of the machine, and while it has a sharp rotation, the wood is shaped with a hand tool.
Other woodturning art tools that you may need are as follows:
- Band saws
- Parting tools
- Hand drill
Steps of Woodturning Art
The first step is to prepare the desired wood. Considering what the artist wants to do, the desired wood should be properly cut.
The wood used for the cutter should be completely dry.
After the wood is selected, you must tighten the wood to the woodturning machine clamps.
These devices were handheld in the past and now they have been replaced by electrical devices.
After attaching the wood to the machine and starting to rotate it, the woodworker, with its sharp tool, like a chisel, gives the desired shape to the wood.
After the desired shape is created, you get to the sanding stage.
Nowadays, for more glossy looking of the work, a polish oil may be used on the final product. In some cases, Wood Painting Art may be useful.
Step-by-step tutorial on How to Make a Woodturning Project is as follows:
- Select the type of wood in relation to the product.
- Cutting the wood with a band saw and grate as much it needs based on the final product you’re looking to build.
- Put the cut timber to the machine and round it or, so to speak, half-cut it.
- Next step is the completion of the semi-finished work and the polishing of the external part by sandblasting it.
- Applying sealer.