Learn to Turn

Author: Barry Gross
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1565237641
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The ideal woodturning book for beginners, Learn to Turn provides an approachable, informative, and enjoyable guide that will have you turning in no time. Step-by-step instructions, valuable tips, and common-sense advice eliminate the mystery while infusing some fun into your turning. This revised and expanded edition includes a new spindle-turning project, a new bowl (faceplate) turning project, and a new section on end-grain turning.

Wood Turning

Author: Mark Baker
ISBN: 1861088493
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Turning (Lathe work)

This handy book and DVD set, geared to beginners, is all you need to get started with the rewarding craft of woodturning. Pop on the DVD to see the techniques in action--or pick up the book for easy-to-follow instructions. It covers all the basics, from selecting wood and the anatomy of a lathe to sharpening and using tools. You'll gain the confidence to start creating beautiful turnings, including three attractive projects: a classical-form bowl, rosewood candlestick, and cylindrical box.

Getting Started in Woodturning

Author: John Kelsey
ISBN: 1940611091
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Whether you re just getting started at the lathe or you re a seasoned woodturner looking for nuggets of insight, you ll find it all in The AAW's Official Guide to Getting Started in Woodturning, an essential reference of safety information, tool advice, woodturning techniques, and practical projects from the pages of American Woodturner, the journal from the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). Written by woodturners for woodturners, The AAW's official Guide to Getting Started in Woodturning teaches shop-tested, best-practice fundamentals that will make woodturning a safe, enjoyable, and enriching hobby that will last a lifetime.

The Wood Turning Bible

Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785827935
Release Date: 2011-07-31
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This hardcover book with internal spiral binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for carpenters and woodturners to keep near their lathe for quick access.The design of this book allows it to lay open flat, which allows for easy and frequent reference, and the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners, and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. The attraction of woodturning as a hobby is that the results are almost instant: with a few basic tools and a lathe, simple items can be produced very quickly. There are three distinct parts to woodturning: sharpening, turning, and finishing. Woodturning can engage hand, head, and heart at the same time. Master every technique you need to create a wide range of projects with The Woodturning Bible. Learn to select the right types of wood and get the best mix of tools; how to plan designs with sketches and models; set up your lathe and start work; how to troubleshoot through unexpected weaknesses and knots in the wood; and how to bring the perfect finish to your designs.


Author: Keith Rowley
Publisher: GMC Publications
ISBN: 1784940631
Release Date: 2015-02-26

Here's a complete course in the basic and correct techniques for mastering the lathe. Learn to create beautifully shaped newels, balusters, and chair and table legs by using gouges and chisels on a lathe. Each chapter takes on an essential aspect of woodturning--from types of lathes and accessories to sharpening, from turning between centers to faceplate turning, from copy turning to boring and routing. Special feature: Every chapter ends with a checklist summary to help you review what you've learned quickly and easily. Internationally recognized as the definitive introduction to woodturning, this new edition is accompanied by a comprehensive DVD. An ideal gift for a woodworking friend - or for yourself! Projects include: goblet, apple and pear, your first bowl, platter, bar stool, staircase balusters, plinth, inlaid nut bowl, twig pot, pepper mill, table lamp and twist pen.

Lathes and Turning Techniques

Author: Fine Woodworking
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 156158021X
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This book presents the work of Americas most clever woodworkers. They have found many new ways to guide old tools, and in the process solved a wide range of common shop problems for the rest of us. You will find almost 40 jigs here and endless ideas for adapting them to your own shop and projects.

Taunton s Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning

Author: Richard Raffan
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561586721
Release Date: 2005
Genre: House & Home

The author discusses the tools and techniques of "spindle turning," presenting step-by-step instructions for completing a wide variety of projects, accompanied by more than nine hundred color photographs.

Lathe Fundamentals

Author: Rick Peters
Publisher: Hearst Books
ISBN: 1588164470
Release Date: 2005
Genre: House & Home

With more than 300 color photos, this fourth authoritative Popular Mechanics Workshop tool book helps woodworkers take full advantage of this most essential piece of equipment. No guide will give them a better start: do-it-yourself author extraordinare Rick Peters discusses every aspect of the lathe, from the simplest function up to the most advanced techniques. He examines the various brands and models, as well as all their features and accessories, and then puts woodworkers through their paces. Peters delves right into the details of spindle, faceplate, bowl, and embellishing turning; finishing; making jigs and fixtures; and doing maintenance and troubleshooting. With those skills honed, woodworkers can turn to fine projects, including a lidded box and 2-tier candy dish.

Turning Green Wood

Author: Michael O'Donnell
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1861080891
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

“Covers the process of turning fresh lumber straight from the log without previous processing... teach[es] the reader how to work with the wood and make use of its many characteristics and features. It explains how to harvest and store timber, make the best use of grain patterns and provides tips for planning a turning project....Offers step-by-step instructions for six projects.” —Woodshop News.

Complete Guide to Turning Pens Pencils

Author: Walter Hall
ISBN: 160085365X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

A guide to creating pens and pencils with techniques accompanied by step-by-step photographs and instructions for twenty projects.

Woodturning Projects

Author: Mark Baker
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1861083912
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Woodturning enthusiasts looking to advance their skills will delight in this collection of 50 challenging and diverse projects. Some of the featured designs include boxes: cylindrical, diabolo and clamshell; bowls: round-bottom, flared and winged; and platters: minimalist, handled and roll-rimmed. Each project is accompanied by diagrams, wood and tool requirements, and even suggestions for alternative designs. Beginners who wish to build skill by approaching these projects at a simpler level will benefit from the thorough sections on safety, tools and equipment, finishing products and types of wood. More seasoned turners hoping to test their expertise might take the designs found here and create even bigger, more elaborate constructions.

Segmented Bowls for the Beginning Turner

Author: Don Jovag
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764341650
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This book is designed for the beginning wood turners ready to take up the challenge of turning segmented bowls and platters. Each step of the process is explained in both straightforward instructions and over 200 clear color photos and patterns. The hallmark of a segmented bowl is the design incorporated into the body. While these designs appear to be complicated and difficult to make, this book simplifies the process. Key to making these apparently complex designs is using a combination of different wood colors and varying lengths and segment alignments. The problem of cutting the segments accurately is also solved with instructions for making simple fixtures for your table saw that cut segments with enough precision to avoid complicated sanding and fitting. Using the methods described here, wood turners will successfully create segmented salad bowls, decorator bowls, and serving platters. While written with the beginner in mind, this book is a must for all wood turners.


Author: Hugh O'Neill
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 1852239948
Release Date: 1998-03-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

A guide to aspects of woodturning. The author explores the area of good design, and gived advice on buying, drying, storing and mounting timber. He examines tools in depth, along with methods of staining and decoration.

Ellsworth on Woodturning

Author: David Ellsworth
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1565233778
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Learn how to bring out the beauty in wood from the grandfather of woodturning, David Ellsworth. He shares masterful techniques for his signature eggshell-thin hollow designs in three projects for a hollow bowl, natural-edge vessel, and pot. A gallery of his work and the pieces in his collection will inspire both new and advanced turners.