Lathe: The Tool Information You Need at Your Fingertips

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Shop information woodworkers need to Succeed

When you unpack a new lathe-whether it's a bench top or freestanding model-the enclosed manual doesn't venture much beyond basic safety, assembly, and set-up. That leaves some head-scratching when it's time to fire it up and start turning. Where's the manual that covers all the things your new lathe is designed to do?

The Missing Shop Manual-Lathe takes that next step with you. In addition to ...

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Overview

Shop information woodworkers need to Succeed

When you unpack a new lathe-whether it's a bench top or freestanding model-the enclosed manual doesn't venture much beyond basic safety, assembly, and set-up. That leaves some head-scratching when it's time to fire it up and start turning. Where's the manual that covers all the things your new lathe is designed to do?

The Missing Shop Manual-Lathe takes that next step with you. In addition to explaining the basics of safety and set-up, this handy reference will help you get the most for your money by getting the most from your equipment. From sharpening your tools to faceplate, bowl, and spindle turning, you'll discover the techniques and tips you need to maximize your lathe's performance. Even if you've been woodturning for years, you'll wish this was the manual that originally came with your new lathe.

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This handy book will ensure you have all the information you need about lathes right at your fingertips, says
Tegan Foley. This handy little book provides you with a great deal of useful information on installing your new lathe. So. if you've just bought a lathe and you're looking for some expert advice on how to set-up your machine, taking into account safety aspects and how to maximise your lathe's performance, then this book is ideal. It is perfect for the beginner who is looking for guidance on how to sharpen tools, various types of turning, and also some helpful tips and techniques on woodturning. The book is also a really handy size, so you can always have it near you in the workshop.
- Woodturning Magazine, United Kingdom

The Lathe book has 149 pages and every one of them is a jewel. If you had ever thought that wood turning might be for you, read this “Missing Shop Manual” from cover to cover.  - Shortcuts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565234703
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Missing Shop Manual Series
  • Pages: 149
  • Sales rank: 1,382,170
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kelsey is a journalist and editor specializing in woodworking and furniture making. He has a degree in woodworking and furniture design from the School for American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at the Taunton Press. He is the author of Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

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