Turning the bead

Use a pencil to outline the bead between the lower pommel and cylindrical section of the post, then make a V-cut at each line with a skew chisel. Switch to a spindle gouge to finish the bead. Beginning at the center—or highest point—of the bead, hold the gouge flat and perpendicular to the post so its bevel is rubbing. Raise the handle and make a downhill cut—working from a high point to a low point—rotating the tool in the direction of the cut and angling the handle away (above). The gouge should finish the cut resting on its side. Repeat for the other side of the bead, angling and rolling the tool in the opposite direction. Round the shoulders of the bead by blending it into the turning. Once the bead is finished, continue turning the bottom segment of the post until it has the shape shown on page 51. Repeat the process to turn beads at the upper pommel line and for both pommels of the remaining posts.

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Using preset calipers

Sinceyou are turning the various sections of the bedposts to different diameters, you can speed up the process by adjusting separate calipers for each feature of the blanks. For the turning shown at right, one pair is adjusted for the thicker part of the cylindrical segment, another Is set for the bead below it, and a third is adjusted for the narrow section near the bottom of the workpiece. This will save you the trouble of continually readjusting a single pair of calipers. To avoid confusing the settings, attach a numbered strip of tape to each instrument.

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