Turning The Finials

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2 Smoothing the finial

To remove any tool marks left on the finíais by the skew chisel, sand their surfaces smooth. You can do the job by hand, securing the stock in a bench vise and using a sanding block. But a disk sander like the one shown at left will make quick work of the task. Holding the finial on the sanding table, ease it into the disk at an angle of about 45°. Applying light pressure, rotate the finial until it is smooth.

1 Shaping the finials

The finials at the top of the bedposts combine vases and beads. After turning these elements, separate the top end of the finial from the waste wood used to hold the blank between centers. To avoid marring the finial's rounded top, use a skew chisel to part off the workplece. Holding the tool with an underhand grip, make a slicing cut with the long point of the blade as you would round a pommel (page 53). Make a series of deeper V-cuts (right). Before the finished turning breaks loose from the waste, support it with one free hand, keeping your fingers well clear of the tool rest and being careful not to grip the spinning workpiece.

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