Woodturning is the process of using a wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around the axis of rotation, this traditional method dating back to as early as the 1500’s is still used today by furniture makers, restorers and hobbyists to create intricate turned legs and spindles.
The process starts with a square timber turning blank that matches the species of wood, grain pattern and colour of your missing or damaged part, after roughing out the blank so that it is completely smooth and round it is then marked out to match the contours of the existing turning. When the turning process is finished, the item is then sanded, stained and polished on the lathe to the desired colour and sheen.
This method is used to make missing parts such as wooden knobs and table & chair legs that often go missing over the years or have been badly damaged. when complete and colour matched you will not be able to tell that the part has been replaced.