Woodworker's Guide to Turning: Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker

Woodworker's Guide to Turning: Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker

by Skills Institute Press

A no nonsense guide to turning wood on a lathe simple machines, easy skills to learn, fast results.  See more details below


A no nonsense guide to turning wood on a lathe simple machines, easy skills to learn, fast results.

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From the Publisher
Wood turning is such a pleasure and a satisfying art. Some think that it is easy to just remove the wood that you don't need to bring out what you want. Contrary to some, turning is a very safe art if of course, safe practices are employed. The satisfaction comes as you become more adept and that plain old block of wood takes shape. This book is one excellent way to get started turning.

The publishers have put this excellent book together for the beginning wood turner. The book is written by turners Betty Scarpino, John Jordan and Bonnie Klein.

The first chapter, Setting Up, tells you just about all there is to know about the wood lathe and its component parts. Sharpening the various tools has most of the basics covered nicely and there are some nice tips to make the job a little easier. Spindle turning is well covered with great color photography. The authors take us into a little more detail by showing us reeding and fluting and some other decorative skills. Faceplate turning is well covered and the final chapter will test your newly learned skills with some projects like a lidded box, a laminated plate, a beautiful goblet and more. This is an excellent book that should be read by anyone wanting to learn the art of wood turning.

WOODWORKER'S GUIDE TO TURNING, edited by John Kelsey, is the most recent book from Fox Chapel Publishing's Back to Basics Series, which makes learning to turn easy and fast. It introduces the reader to the lathe and explains machine setup and how to use turning tools. It teaches spindle and faceplate turning with projects for making a goblet, lidded box, laminated plate, table top and more. It's suited for the beginner who doesn't want to get bogged down with too much information and the experienced craftsmen who needs a handy reference tool by their side.

' it's interesting to see that there is a turning book out there aimed specifically at the woodworker.'

'Woodworker's Guide to Turning is nicely set out with good content '

Product Details

Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
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Back To Basics Series
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Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(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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