- 11 Feb 2009
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I know I'm not the only person who has difficulties turning long, thin spindles, with all the vibration and whip associated. I've bought myself a 'steady', which is currently being milled to fit my lathe, but can I just mention the article in December edition of 'Woodturning' - P.15 to be specific. I've been struggling to find the time to read it, but wish I had done so earlier. I've always tried to keep spindles evenly turned the whole length, mistakenly thinking it would help. I was sceptical that turning 'bit by bit' and leaving one very thin area would work, but it really does. I've been using this method today and I wish I'd seen this article before I bought my 'rest' !!!