What is Ornamental Turning?

Ornamental Turning, also called Complex Turning, is executed on a lathe with attachments which convert a plain circular section to variants of outline; these range from a simple series of cuts taken at intervals around the work (so producing grooves or bumps on the surface) to non-circular movements whereby the whole of the circular shape is removed to give a completely different form. CLICK HERE FOR HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Such shapes are achieved by various means, primarily thru the used of fixed or revolving cutters being introduced to the work in radial and non-radial paths. Movement of the work and cutters individually and or seperatly can achieve a nearly endless variety of patterns and shapes. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON OT