Four of a Kind
At the poker table, four of a kind is about the best hand you can have. At the lathe, four of a kind—four identical pieces, that is—represents about the best work you can do. Fortunately, woodturning ain’t poker, so you don’t have to depend on Lady Luck for great results. Woodturners who are in the business of making duplicate parts may invest in a lathe duplicator. But you don’t need this expensive accessory to make identical legs or spindles. Turning a set of legs for a coffee table (see p. 23) is a good opportunity to put a few duplicate turning tricks to work, as you’ll see just ahead.
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