Learn to Turn: A Beginner's Guide to Woodturning from Start to Finish

Learn to Turn: A Beginner's Guide to Woodturning from Start to Finish

by Barry Gross
     
 

Written for true beginners, this approachable and enjoyable instructional guide teaches the art of turning. Readers receive advice on every step of the turning process, including selecting the right lathe, basic safety and woodshop setup, an overview of the proper tools and how to use them, and the basics on sharpening, sanding, and finishing. Step-by-step

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Written for true beginners, this approachable and enjoyable instructional guide teaches the art of turning. Readers receive advice on every step of the turning process, including selecting the right lathe, basic safety and woodshop setup, an overview of the proper tools and how to use them, and the basics on sharpening, sanding, and finishing. Step-by-step instructions for eight projects such as a birdhouse, a simple bowl, and a pepper mill are included. This guide also features a special chapter that addresses and reveals surprisingly simple solutions to common beginner mistakes.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

""Nicely illustrated step-by-step description of projects."" --Chesapeake Woodturners
Central Virginia Woodturners
"A good guide for the novice as well as a more seasoned hobbyist."
Canadian Woodworking Newsletter #17
"A classic example of how best to instruct-clear concise language and topics introduced in a logical and sequential format."
Chesapeake Woodturners
"Nicely illustrated step-by-step description of projects."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565232730
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
114
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

What People are saying about this

Small Turnings
"Well done and a good resource for a beginner turner."
Scott Edwin
"As a novice woodturner, I found the description of tools and workspace insightful and the tool sharpening section extremely helpful."
Long Island Woodturners Association
Patrick O'Brien
"This book includes a very useful troubleshooting section, company resources, and a glossary of useful terms."
Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild
Tom Boley
"As a beginning woodturning instructor, I expect to recommend this book to my students for their study."
Capital Area Woodturners

Meet the Author

Barry Gross is an experienced woodworker and artisan with more than 30 years of experience working in several different and exotic media using a scroll saw and a lathe. He is the author of Pen Turner's Workbook and a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Workshop and Woodturning Design magazines. He lives in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

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