Synopses & Reviews
Turning is a special brand of woodworking. Only a lathe and a few cutting tools are needed to shape pieces of wood into delicate pieces of sculpture or practical household objects. Considered the turning primer, Raffan's book covers all the basics, from tools to techniques. This edition incorporates new technologies.
In this completely revised version of his classic best seller, Richard Raffan shares new techniques and up-to-date information on the art and craft of turning wood.
Whether you're just starting out or more experienced, you'll discover new insights and valuable advice that reflect the evolution of wood turning over the last several decades. There's even a completely new chapter on hollow vessel turning.
Here are a few examples of what you'll find with easy-to-follow instructions that show you how.
- Choose the right chucks and tools for the job
- Sharpen and maintain your tools for the best results
- Handle tools safely and efficiently
- Learn basic techniques wirh ease
Brought to you by the consummate expert -- internationally acclaimed for both his turning and his teaching -- Turning Wood with Richard Raffan is an indispensable resource for every turner.
About the Author
Richard Raffan is an internationally respected woodturning artisan and teacher. Collectors prize Raffan's gallery-quality production pieces, and he is the author of "Turning Wood, Turning Boxes, "and "The Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning,"