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 '