Ornamental Turning Book of Knowledge
Ornamental Turning

Ornamental Turning, also called Complex Turning, is executed on a lathe with attachments which convert a plain circular section to variants of outline; these range from a simple series of cuts taken at intervals around the work (so producing grooves or bumps on the surface) to non-circular movements whereby the whole of the circular shape is removed to give a completely different form.

Typically, the ornamental turner uses a rose engine lathe to produce his artistic pieces.


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