Author: Barry Gross
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author: Richard Raffan
Publisher: Taunton Press
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.
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.
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.
Author: Rick Peters
Publisher: Hearst Books
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.
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.
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.
Are you a hobbyist who likes to work with wood? Is using a wood lathe your skill polishing platform? Have you ever thought of making money using this craft? Selling your wood lathe projects for profitable margins can be a very lucrative business for amateurs. This is not the only craft or hobby that can be converted into a profession or a means for earning a living.
The appeal of woodturning is simple: with only a few hand tools and a lathe, remarkable results can be quickly achieved, including beautiful bowls, boxes in the round, lamp bases, and furniture parts. And for over 20 years, woodturners have been turning to Richard Raffan for expert advice and inspiration. Revised and updated to embrace the increase and improvement in turning tools and lathes now on the market, this updated and expanded edition of his 1985 classic covers everything from the lathe -- how it works and how to choose the right model -- to fixings, cutting tools, safety, measuring, centerwork, and more. Raffan also includes a brand new chapter on crafting hollow vessels.