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Metal Spinning  (09/29/07)

Metal spinning is a specialized area of lathe work that uses techniques similar to wood turning to shape and form thin metal disks into hollow three-dimensional shapes such as vases, urns, lamps, etc.  Usually, this work is done on specialized lathes, or on wood lathes adapted to the purpose, but small diameter work can be done on a metal lathe accordingly adapted.

Recently, Terry Tynan of Metal Spinning Workshop contacted me. I was really impressed by the work displayed on his web site and wanted to share it with mini-lathe.com readers. Terry offers instructional videos in the techniques, as well as on-premises workshops and classes at his studio in North Wales, PA.  Check out Terry's web site for an enjoyable tour of this art form, including a short video clip illustrating the forming of an aircraft propeller spinner from a flat aluminum disk.

Bruce Simpson has some great information on his site about how he made his own special metal spinning lathe and uses it to fabricate venturis for his pulse-jet engines.

 

 


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