See it in Motion: Body Movement for Woodturners
Use the See it in Motion QR codes in Fine Woodworking magazine to access a variety of short video clips that will help you better understand the jigs, tips, and techniques our authors use in every issue. Just download a QR Reader app on your smart phone and use it to scan the See it in Motion code icons found in the magazine.
When Spindle Turning, Move with the Legs and Hips
In Fine Woodworking #231, FWW author Peter Galbert demonstrates the right posture for spindle turning at the lathe. Galbert stars a cut with his arms, waist, and torso locked in position, and his weight on his right foot. This ensures even cuts because he can hold the gouge in the same position, and move by shifting his weight to his other foot. You can learn more about Galbert’s turning technique in his article, What the Experts Don’t Tell You About Turning Furniture Parts.