Selected from more than 15 years of articles from one of the country's top turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques has everything you need to learn to turn and take your lathe skills to the next level complete with expert instruction and step-by-step photos.
This book includes an in-depth look at techniques, tools and chucks that will help perfect your core turning skills. You'll learn the right tools to use, how to handle them safely and how to maintain them. Lacer's expert instruction helps you master the bowl gouge, the spindle-roughing gouge, the skew and other essential turning tools. You'll also gain insight into finishing techniques, French polishing and working with spalted wood.
Once you’ve sharpened your skills with the Tools & Techniques section, put your new knowledge to the test with 20 beautiful projects covering a wide range of turned forms and turning techniques.
- Sharpen your end-grain hollowing skills by turning a lovely wine goblet
- Practice turning spheres by creating your own bocce ball lawn game
- Gain insight into making multiples by turning matching table legs
- Turn a table lamp to practice flowing contours
- Learn how to work with green wood by making a natural-edge bowl
- And much more!
We all love a spectacular bowl. In this in-depth look at bowl design, a master turner shows how to make bowls that will delight long after the colours & grain pattern have faded.
Great bowl design is about shape. Richard Raffan shows how to create enduring and beautiful shapes that are both artistic and practical, from creating the turning blanks to refining the details.$34.99
A clearly illustrated practical guide to woodturning aimed at woodworkers at all levels of skills: a one-stop solution for experienced turners and novices alike. This book will guide you through the various health and safety issues, the tools and equipment needed to get the best out of your woodturning, mastering the basic techniques and how to add decorative features.
The author also illustrates how to use highly original decorative methods and artistic skills to complete the 15 inspirational projects. Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and detailed photography to inspire you to take what you have learnt and apply these skills to your own work.$34.99
Del Stubbs shows you how to turn beautiful bowls and plates. You can start with dry lumber or with green wood you cut yourself. The camera zooms in close to see the careful contact of edge on wood and then moves back so you can study various tool positions, grips and stances.
You will learn about:
- Cutting tool types and modification of standard tools
- Grinding and honing chisels
- Gripping various turning tools
- Mounting bowl blanks and roughing out the shape
- Modifying a standard lathe
- Controlling warp in the thin wall of a bowl
- Cutting into endgrain
- Designing bowl forms
Duration: 120 minutes$24.99
From Georgian furniture legs to Victorian balusters - traditionally decorated with beads, hollows, fillets and other shapes - the correct setting out and turning sequences are exhibited here.
Duration: 105 minutes$39.99$35.95
This amazing session incorporates a variety of timber and techniques including a dish with a glass insert, a lighter base and a clock. Progress to a serviette ring, an egg, a pen case, a lace bobbin, a gavel and lastly an entire coffee grinder. Also an introduction to a hollow chuck.
Duration: 98 minutes$29.99
The world's premier turning expert teaches woodworkers of all skill levels how to make basic bowls in an array of styles progressing to more challenging projects. Covers:
- All aspects of bowl-turning in detail – from the basic to the advanced
- Sharpening tools
- Using bowl gouges & scrapers
- Sanding & finishing bowls
- Using deep-hollowing rings
This title gathers all the essential information about woodturning chucks and fixtures in one place. More than a reference for dedicated turners, it is designed to help both beginners and advanced by improving your skills and broadening the range of projects you tackle at the lathe through carefully crafted how-to advice and interesting, engaging projects.
Covers how to get the most from commercial chucks, centres and faceplates and also shows how you can make your own-tailoring the wood-holders precisely to the work you want to do.$31.95
Legendary woodturner Stephen Hogbin's work has been groundbreaking at every turn. Now the internationally recognized designer examines ten of his finest and most innovative creations, and distills each piece to a useful project that any woodturner can replicate. This is the first time that Hogbin has described his techniques and presented his ideas in step-by-step project format.
All of these projects begin with the lathe, but each features inventive cutting into the turned elements and recombining the pieces to make entirely new forms. They do not require advanced technical skills, but will encourage you to break out of the basic vocabulary of woodturning and see its marvelous new possibilities.$33.99
The second edition of Learn to Turn is a woodturning book for true beginners. Author Barry Gross puts the fun back into turning with this approachable and enjoyable guide.
You will receive advice on every step of the turning process, including selecting the right lathe, basic safety and woodshop setup, an overview of the proper tools and how to use them, and the basics on sharpening, sanding and finishing.
Includes step-by-step instructions for eight projects such as a birdhouse, a simple bowl, and a pepper mill, and a special chapter with simple solutions to common beginner mistakes.$32.99
This stunning international collection showcases the work of 40 pioneering woodturners who have expanded the possibilities of the medium. Their pieces range from classic to humorous to sculptural to amazing.
Curator Jim Christiansen introduces each masters multi-page gallery with an insightful overview, and the creators themselves offer their lyrical thoughts on wood, nature and art.$29.99
A definitive guide to the art, aimed not only at the experienced turner but also at the novice with a wide range of information with comprehensive chapters of ornamental materials; techniques on surface decoration; setting up the machine; manipulation of the equipment; ornamental turning on an engineer's lathe, and on the geometric chuck, as well as detailed appendices of interest to all ornamental turners.
With nearly two hundred drawings and photographs.$39.99
Whether you prefer classic oak fountain pens or have a weakness for funky acrylic pencils, this practical new guide to pen and pencil turning will get you started!
Discover the range of materials that can be used – from fine and rare timbers to acrylics and polymer clays there is something to suit all tastes and the possibilities are endless. Projects include:
- Acrylic Sierra Pen
- Burl Elm Fountain Pen
- El Diablo Panache Pen
- Artist's Sketch Pencil
- Polymer Clay Pen
- Modified Slimline Pen
The world's premier turning expert teaches woodworkers of all skill levels how to make basic bowls in an array of styles progressing to more challenging projects. Includes:
- Detailed info on all aspects of bowl-turning - from the basic to the advanced
- Thorough coverage of tools, wood choice & design
- Step-by-step directions, colour photos & diagrams
- Inspiring pieces throughout
With close up photography that clarifies every procedure, turning pens and pencils is a quick, fun, and inexpensive way to express your design sense; the equipment is minimal but the possibilities are many.
There are ones that twist or click, a European-style pen, a tapered roller ball, fountain pens, and numerous variations. Tips reveal which jigs and fittings increase efficiency. Bonus: an impressive gallery of finished items.$29.99
In this unique and comprehensive book, Chris West covers all aspects of turning these useful condiment holders and demonstrates how practical kitchen utensils can be transformed into beautiful, stylish and tactile additions to your home.
The 30 projects are rated in order of difficulty, from beginner, through to intermediate and advanced, the latter not solely based on the skills of the turner, but also on access to the materials or machinery required for the project. A basic level of turning is assumed, together with the availability of a chuck with compression jaws.
Chris finds inspiration in many diverse objects, whether glass, metal or ceramics and creates unique and quirky designs, which move beyond the traditional shapes in retail shops today.$34.99
This collection covers the tools and techniques needed to get started in turning and then offers up a range of turning projects in which to use them.
- The tools section includes all the basic turning tools, including chisels, scrapers and gouges
- The techniques section starts with the basics of turning for non-turners and moves through a variety of topics, including faceplate turning, tips for hollowing end grain, fixing turning mistakes and finishing
- The projects, including pulls and knobs, pens, vessels, bowls, boxes, candlesticks and furniture parts, cover a wide range of skill levels
In this inspiring book, Derek Hayes investigates the process and practice of design in woodturning.
While aiming to instil confidence in appreciating, criticising and selecting sources of inspiration, Derek questions why we may find one turning attractive and another ugly. He looks closely at design elements, sketching, proportion, pattern, decoration and colour; with instructive diagrams and photographs that will guide the reader to a better understanding of design.
Readers are encouraged to question and fine-tune this understanding and experiment with ways of applying the approaches of other designers to their own work. Each chapter starts with a photographic example of what Derek sees as good design in a medium other than woodturning.$34.99
Two expert wood turners, Nick Agar and David Springett, have developed a radical new way to use narrow strips of wood (usually of little use to wood turners) to produce curvy, graceful, asymmetrical vessels.
They offer their innovative methods and stunning designs to the home woodworker in 14 unique projects, complete with guidance on tools, techniques and materials.$34.99
This stunning book is full of practical advice for the keen amateur woodturner. The first section covers all aspects of the turning workshop – from tools and equipment required, to finishing techniques, safety and choosing wood – while the second section features 18 diverse and hugely desirable projects for the home.
Each project is illustrated by an inspirational photograph of the finished item and is accompanied by numerous explanatory photographs and clear and concise step-by-step text that is written in an easy and accessible style – a down-to-earth approach that will enable the enthusiastic beginner or medium-skilled woodurner to tackle the projects with great confidence.$39.99