Wood turning is a process of shaping wood on a machine called a wood lathe. There two types of turning done on a wood lathe . Spindle turning is done by holding the wood between two centers.
Spindle turning is used to turn round balusters, lamps, chair parts, ect. The other type of turning is face plate turning. Face plate turning is used to make bowls, platers, lamp bases, ect. To see how a wood lathe really works you can look on You Tube under wood lathe. Most of what I turn are wood bowls. Now at 77 years young I have been turning wood since I was 12 years old and earlier in life I had a commercial shop where I produced all types of turned items. At this point of my life I turn what I want to not what I have to make a living. You can view some of my recent turnings below.