Push Your Turning to a New Level
A lathe-turned cabriole leg is partly defined by the foot being set off-center of the rest of the leg. That means offset turning on the lathe – and this valuable technique can be used in many ways by furniture makers and turners in general.
- The mathematics behind determining the proper offset for locating the piece on the lathe
- About the reasonably small number of lathe tools required to create offset turnings
- How to safely work with a turning that requires awkward shapes
- And much more!
With just a few simple tips and techniques, offset turning can quickly become a valuable skill in your woodworking arsenal.
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Alf Sharp has more than 30 years in the studio furniture field, and is recognized as one of America’s premier period furniture makers. He is the recipient of the 2008 Cartouche Award from the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, and has built commissioned work for a number of historic homes and museums, as well as many private and corporate clients. His work centers on museum-quality, one-of-a-kind furniture, primarily in the 18th-century American style. He has been featured in Colonial Homes magazine, Southern Living magazine and in leading woodworking magazines.