Spiral Apparatus

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You can delay getting one of these. Frankly, unless you have the need for one, you could make a load of stuff never having one of these. But, they can be used to make some really cool stuff!

A spiral apparatus is used to turn the object as the cutter is moved in one direction on the X axis. The result is a spiral cut.

Spiral Fluting an Ornament on a Rose Engine

The video below shows a number of things, including the use of a Spiral Apparatus (around 3:00 into the video).

This video is about the design, construction, and use of the Spiral Apparatus that he produced during the past year. It was given by Al Collins at the 2018 Ornamental Turners International Symposium.

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