The ideal woodturning book for beginners, Learn to Turn provides an approachable, informative, and enjoyable guide that will have you turning in no time. Step-by-step instructions, valuable tips, and common-sense advice eliminate the mystery while infusing some fun into your turning. This revised and expanded edition includes a new spindle-turning project, a new bowl (faceplate) turning project, and a new section on end-grain turning.
|Publisher:||Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Revised|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
His art can be seen in various art galleries including Island Earth Gallery, Langman Galleries and Wylands Sae Life Gallery in New York. In addition, he has received commissions from DuPont and for the Alien Stinger display at the New York Aquarium. His exquisite turned pens are sought after for gifting, most noteably, his Stars and Strips pen was recently gifted to House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Barry Gross is the author of Pen Turner's Workbook, Learn to Turn and a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Workshop magazine and Woodturning Design Magazine. He lives in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Read an Excerpt
This classic, easy-to-follow introduction to woodturning. includes new projects, along with the original 8 step-by-step projects. Also includes new sections on end-grain turning and mini-lathes.
Table of ContentsIntroduction vi
Section 1: Getting Started 1
Basic Workshop and Tools 7
Choosing Wood 15
Sharpening Tools 20
Section 2: Start Turning 41
Getting Ready to Turn 42
Turning Tool Exercises 46
Spindle Turning Projects 51
Faceplate Turning Projects 65
Section 3: Marketing and Selling Your Work 93
Section 4: Gallery 97