The shaping of wood and other materials such as metal and ivory on a lathe. The material is clamped onto the lathe and rotated, or turned, at an even rate while the craftsman shapes it by cutting or filing, so producing a symmetrically carved object. Wood turning has been a principal decorative effect on furniture since medieval times and developed â€¦...
Turning is a machining process in which a cutting tool, typically a non-rotary tool bit, describes a helical toolpath by moving more or less linearly while the workpiece rotates. The tool`s axes of movement may be literally a straight line, or they may be along some set of curves or angles, but they are essentially linear (in the nonmathematical ....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turning
(from the article `pottery`) Turning is the process of finishing the greenware (unfired ware) after it has dried to leather hardness. The technique is used to smooth and finish ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/t/94
- a movement in a new direction 2. [n] - act of changing in practice or customFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=turning
• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Turn • (n.) The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road. • (n.) A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned. • (n.) The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned. • (n.) Deviation from the way or proper course. • (n.) The act of one who, or t...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/turning/
the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; `he took a turn to the right`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=turning
a movement in a new direction; `the turning of the wind`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=turning
A method used in patients who spend much time in one position in bed. The nursing staff or carer, with or without the help of specialist equipment, moves the person into another position so that no one body area receives continual pressure.
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Certain forms made on the potters wheel will not support themselves unless excess clay is left at the base. The solution to this problem is turning (done at the leather hard stage). The pot is inverted onto a potters wheel and a metal cutting tool is applied to the bottom of the pot until the desired finish is achieved.
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The lathing process that shapes columns, table and chair legs, finals, pedestals, urns, etc. Also applied as a noun to describe the resulting piece.Found on http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/comm_gloss3.html
The term used to describe the turning of a plant on a daily basis in an effort to achieve balanced growth from all directions.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21387
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