A spiral apparatus is used to turn the object as the cutter is moved in one direction on the X axis. The result is a spiral cut.
Additional pictures of this device
Examples of work produced with this device
Examples of this device in use
- This YouTube video below shows a number of things, including the use of a Spiral Apparatus (around 3:00 into the video).
How it works
Notes on making one
- Amplitude Adjuster for an MDF Rose Engine by Rich Colvin. Ornamental Turners International Newsletter, Volume 26, No. 2 - Winter, 2019, pg. 23
- This YouTube video is about the design, construction, and use of the Spiral Apparatus that Al Collins produced during the past year. The presentation was given by Al at the 2018 Ornamental Turners International Symposium.
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