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Creating a Thermed 3-Legged Stool

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by brian horais, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. brian horais

    brian horais

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    Therming is a turning technique that dates back to the 1700s. It has allowed turners to create a number of spindles, legs or ballusters simultaneously using a 'barrel turning' rig on the lathe. This presentation walks you through the steps to make your own therming rig and then create some unique legs for a stool. Materials are minimal and all you need is to be comfortable with 'turning air'. The links in the presentation take you to a YouTube video I created that provides more information.

    Enjoy!
     

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  2. Damon McLaughlin

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    Brian, thank you for sharing pdf file. I've started experimenting with therming, though not stool legs, and this will help.

    Damon
     
  3. brian horais

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    Glad to be of help. I first learned of this technique in a class taught by Art Liestman. He has given a number of demos out your way. There's a good article on Therming in the May 2017 issue of the British magazine 'Woodturning'. American Woodturner also published an article on 'Angular Turning' (therming) in their Summer 1998 issue.
     
  4. R Henrickson

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    Good video and presentation. American Woodturner published a Liestman article on therming in the April 2010 issue (25:2)
     
  5. hockenbery

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    Brian,

    thanks for posting.
    I find this technique similar to inside out turning and some split turning techniques.
    Great tool for people to have i their kit.
     
  6. brian horais

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    You are welcome and I agree. I have to give credit to Art Liestman for getting me interested in therming. The class I took from Art and Barbara Dill at Arrowmont in 2012 was entitled "Round is So Over-Rated". That class got me started down the off-axis and twisted paths. Art has made some very unique works of art with therming. I even understand that Stoney Lamar used therming for some of his creations. The article that Art Liestman posted in American Woodturner in April 2010 provided a basis for my presentation.
     
  7. John Torchick

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    Thanks. Saved the file for reference.
     
  8. Tom Albrecht

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    Well done instruction and video lesson. Thank you.
     

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