Why Turn In Circles? Arcs Are Interesing Too!
"Lathes make things round. That's what lathes do - right?"
Well - that's ONE of the things lathes CAN do.
But who says you have to keep turning until you reach round?
And who says you have to turn the whole piece - on just one axis?
WHAT IF - you turned on two pairs of centers - and only turn part of a circle (an arc) using each pair of centers.
Trouble visualizing that? Maybe this will help.
Diagrams don't do it for you? How about some pictures - of actuall multi-center turned pieces?
These are done Between Centers. Use a chuck and all kinds of possibilities open up. Maybe a three sided lidded box for example?
Doug Fisher does some pretty interesting things using multiple centers.|