Synopses & Reviews
Get a Grip on Woodturning The key to successful and safe woodturning is simple: make sure the wood is properly secured to the lathe before you turn it on. Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning gathers all the essential information about chucks and fixtures in one place for the first time, making this critical step in woodturning accesible and easy to understand. Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning is a valuable reference for dedicated turners and beginners alike and is designed to improve your overall skills and broaden the range of projects you can tackle at the lathe. By presenting a carefully crafted combination of how-to advice and interesting, engaging projects, this book explains how to get the most from commercial chucks, centers, and faceplates, while also teaching you how to make your own custom wood-holders so you can pursue any style of woodturning you can imagine.
Fixtures and Chucks to Make for Woodturning gathers all the essential information about woodturning chucks and fixtures in one place for the first time, making it more accessible. More than merely a reference for dedicated turners, this book is designed to help both beginners and advanced turners improve their skills and broaden the range of projects they tackle at the lathe, by presenting a carefully crafted combination of how to advice and interesting, engaging projects. The book explains how to get the most from commercial chucks, centers, and faceplates. It also shows how readers can make their own tailoring the wood holders precisely to the work they want to do.
This book will help you save money on woodturning, expand your abilities, and master new challenges, giving you more success and confidence at the lathe.
About the Author
Clarence "Doc" Green, a retired community college professor with a Ph.D. in physics, is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and his local turning club. He is an active participant in two woodturning forums, "World of Woodturners" and "WoodCentral." Green has been a woodworker for more than 30 years, but turning wood only since 2004. In that time, however, he has thoroughly researched the field of woodturning and wood-holding techniques for the lathe. He is the co-author of The Theory and Servicing of AM, FM, and FM Stereo Receivers (Prentice-Hall, 1980) and the author of Technical Physics (Prentice-Hall, 1984).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Spindle Turning Chapter 2: Faceplates Chapter 3: Scroll Chucks Chapter 4: More Chucks and Chucking Methods Chapter 5: Jam Chucks Chapter 6: Collets and Mandrels Chapter 7: Doughnut and Longworth Chucks Chapter 8: Vacuum and Vacuum Systems Chapter 9: Vacuum Chucks Chapter 10: Steady Rests Chapter 11: Illustrative Applications Chapter 12: Assembled Pieces