Woodturning Wizardryby David Springett
20 Fascinating projects to intrigue every woodturner. Projects include: arrow through bottle, lattice-lidded boxes, interlocking spheres and more. Spheres within spheres, stars within cubes, delicate lattices with no apparent means of suport - woodturners over the centuries have developed a whole range of extraordinary structures which seem at first sight to be quite impossible. In fact, all of these things can be made by anyhone with basic woodturning skills, an ordinary lathe and simple hand tools - and this book shows you how. Introductory chapters describe the equipment required - much of which you can make yourself - and give advice on wood selection, setting out the work, and turning the basic shapes.
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- Revised Edition
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- 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Meet the Author
David Springett's interest in turning began when he was a woodwork teacher. By reading every one of the few books then available, by practising, experimenting and persevering, he slowly improved his skills.
David and his wife Christine successfully ran the British College of Lace, providing lacemaking courses and producing videos and books. They became experts in the identification and classification of nineteenth-century East Midland lace bobbins and their makers. The results of their research provided the basis for their book Success to the Lace Pillow, which is used by auction houses as the authority on this subject.
At the end of a working day, spent turning highly decorated lace bobbins in the traditional English style, David would allow himself the relaxation of experimental turning. From this developed his fascination with the apparently impossible and somewhat improbable in turned wood. This led him to the discoveries featured in this book, and in his equally intriguing Adventures in Woodturning.
He is on the Register of Professional Turners maintained by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London.
David Springett is the author of Adventures in Woodturning, Turning Lace Bobbins, and Woodturning Trickery.
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David Springett has brought together a set of clear, step by step instructions to build jigs that make the unthinkable thinkable, and the impossible possible. If you are interested in lattice turning, spheres, Chinese balls and rings, interlocking spheres, and many other mind blowing turnings, then this book is a must read. The most amazing project is the turned box inside a sphere. The projects are step by step and fully illustrated with clear well taken photograps. Springett also includes clear instructions on how to make the tools needed to make the lattice cuts and undercuts needed with the various spherical turnings.
David Springett has done a very good job of mixing tool and fixture building with full project details. Even though I may not try all the complete projects in the book, I did glean good information on fixtures building that I will utilize now. I especially liked the radius turning fixture and hollowing tools. I tend to buy woodturning books for technical information and inspiration rather than project ideas for myself. I have already used some of the techniques on my lidded boxes. I would recommend this book to any woodturner as an asset to their library.