Turning Spindle Turning, or turning a wood turn on its axis, is a method of woodturning, often described as a turning machine, referred to by some as a turning lathe. The term “turning” is used here to indicate the movement of a turning blade along its axis; “spindle” refers to the flat, curved surface on which the turning blade revolves.
Turning the flat wooden spindle has long been a popular way to create different styles of wood turns. This method of turning, however, involved a huge amount of effort and time in order to properly turn wood. Furthermore, it was not particularly easy to control the movement of the turning blade due to the large size and heavy weight of the wood. These problems have now been overcome by the development of modern, lightweight turning machines, which are also referred to as turning spindles.
The most basic type of turning machine is the “traditional spindle”. The flat wooden spindle with two or more holes is placed on the end of a hand crank. The crank turns the wooden spindle as it rotates on the vertical axis, which can be measured in many ways. It is commonly stated that this method of turning is the oldest type of turning machine, although this is based upon the fact that it was developed in the late sixteenth century. There is no definite evidence that the first person to use this method of turning wood was someone else, though.
In the eighteenth century, the first person to use the term “turning machine” was actually an English woodworker named John Flax. The term “turning machine”, as applied to the traditional type of turning machine, refers to a device that moves a revolving wooden spindle on its axis. It was not until the nineteenth century that the term became widely understood.
The second type of turning machine is the “chain driven turning spindle”. This type of turning machine has two metal chains, one on each end of a wooden spindle, that turn and move the machine. This type of turning machine was invented in the nineteenth century and was actually the first type of turning machine to be widely used in the United States. The chain drive turning device allows the user to control the speed of the turning machine by varying the length of the chain, and/or changing its speed. Another method of adjusting the speed is the length of the winding of a rope that connects the spindle to the main crank.
Turning spindles, when used in a sawmill, are used to turn large pieces of wood in the sawmill. They are connected to the wood mill and are operated by the mill operator using a chain drive system. This method of turning is the fastest and simplest and most efficient. A large number of sawmill owners use this type of turning machine for turning large sections of wood for their sawmills.