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The Fundamentals of Woodturningby Mike Darlow
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From acclaimed woodturner and professional instructor Mike Darlow, The Fundamentals of Woodturning is the ultimate guide to using a lathe to create beautiful bowls, boxes, and furniture. With over 400 photographs illustrating skill-building exercises and step-by-step projects, this comprehensive volume provides all the expert tips, techniques, and trade secrets necessary to build the confidence of any beginner while polishing the talents of even the most advanced turner. The Fundamentals of Woodturning includes: *How to Purchase and Master the Lathe *Tips for Setting Up Your Workshop *Basic and Specialized Cutting Techniques *How to Design Yor Own Projects, Feom Bevels to Spoons *Secrets to Sanding and Finishing *Mistakes to Avoid With the Fundamentals of Woodturning and the help of Mike Darlow, learning to turn raw wood into beautiful objects is easier than ever. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mike Darlow is one of the world's leading authorities on woodturning. His work has appeared internationally in all the leading woodworking magazines, including Fine Woodworking, American Woodturner, Woodworker (UK) and the Australian Woodworker. He has written several other books, including four in his Woodturning Series: *Woodturning Methods *Woodturning Chessmen *Woodturning Techniques *Woodturning Design
Guiding novice and experienced woodworkers alike, this ultimate guide to the fine art of using the lathe to shape wood includes exercises and projects to develop the skills needed to maximize the fun and enjoyment of this craft. With the latest information on techniques, tools, machinery, and safety, plus many professional tips and secrets, crafters can hone their skills on projects ranging from special boxes and bowls to hat stands and toys. Additional chapters include topics such as various turning techniques for both scraping and cutting tools, selecting the ideal lathe for a given project, what to know when purchasing a lathe and chucking system, and discovering how to create consistently identical furniture parts.
Lavishly illustrated with over 400 photos, this is the ultimate introductory guide to the fine art of using the lathe to shape wood into boxes, bowls, toys, and other beautiful objects.
About the Author
Mike Darlow is a woodturner who has been featured in American Woodturning and Woodcarving Illustrated magazines. He is the author of The Practice of Woodturning, Woodturning Design, Woodturning Methods, and Woodturning Techniques.
Table of Contents
1. IS WOODTURNING FOR ME? 11-19 1.1 A Brief History 11-13 1.2 Personal Portraits 13-19 2. HOW TO START 20-22 3. LATHES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT 23-31 3.1 Your Lathe 23-29 3.2 Lathe Accessories 29 3.3 Other Equipment 30 3.4 Your Workshiop 30-31 4. CUTTING AND TOOLS 32-65 4.1 Cutting with the Edge Square 32-35 4.2 Catches 36 4.3 Presentation with Side Rake 36-39 4.4 Other Factors Affecting Surface Finish 39-41 4.5 Summary of Large-Rake-Angle Cutting 41 4.6 Scraping 42-43 4.7 Lathe Speed 43-44 4.8 An introduction to Turning Tools 44-46 4.9 An Introduction to Sharpening 4.10 Sharpening Equipment 47-53 4.11 The Main Turning Tools and their Preparation for Use 53-65 4.12 Recommended Set of Tools 65 4.13 Tool Handles 65 5. DESIGN,WOOD, AND WORKSHOP PRACTICES 66-73 5.1 Design 66 5.2 Wood 67-68 5.3 Drilling in the Lathe 68-70 5.4 Sanding 70-71 5.5 Finishing 72 5.6 Safety 73 6. SPINDLE TURNING 74-128 Excercise 6.1 Roughing and Planing 75-84 Excercise 6.2 Symmetrical V-Cutting and Bead Rolling 84-99 Excercise 6.3 Cutting Fillets 99-102 Excercise 6.4 Cutting Coves 103-111 Excercise 6.5 Making a Turning-Tool Handle 112-117 Exercise 6.6 Turnign a Short Leg 118-125 Exercise 6.7 A Hatstand Shaft 126-128 7. CUPCHUCK TURNING 129-149 7.1 Chucking 129-132 Exercise 7.1 Turning a Peg 132-130 Exercise 7.2 A Lidded Box 140-149 8. FACEPLATE TURNING 150-165 Exercise 8.1 A Mushroom Top 150-157 Exercise 8.2 A Hatstand Base 158-162 Exercise 8.3 A Fishing Reel 162-165 9. BOWL TURNING 166-181 9.1 Bowl Design 166 9.2 Wood Preparation 167 9.3 Outline Turning Procedures 167-168 9.4 Chucking 168-170 9.5 An Introduction to Bowl-Turning Techniques 170 Exercise 9.1 A Bowl with a Plain Rim and a Dimpled Bottom 171-181 10. HOLLOW TURNING 182-193 10.1 Technical Progress 183-186 10.2 The Choices 186-187 10.3 Equipment 187 10.4 The Process 188 Exercise 10.1 An Axially-Grained Hollow Turning 188-192 Exercise 10.2 A Radially-Grained Hollow Turning 193 11. WHERE NEXT? 194 APPENDIX 195 National Woodturners Associations INDEX 196-198
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