Turning Beads and Coves
Mastering these two shapes will allow you to turn virtually any furniture spindle
All spindle-turning shapes encompass the turning of either a cove or a bead. You can never practice making them enough, and the best tool for it, according to woodworking teacher and author Ernie Conover, is a spindle gouge. Watch as he demonstrates the techniques he’s perfected at his school in Parkman, Ohio.