Perfect for complete beginners, this handy book and accompanying DVD are all you need to get started with the rewarding craft of woodturning. Pop in the DVD to see the techniques demonstrated in action, or pick up the book for detailed instruction and ideas wherever you are. Learn everything you need to know, from selecting wood and the basic anatomy of a lathe, tool holding, sharpening and using tools correctly and safely. Three simple, attractive step-by-step projects are included to help you gain the confidence to apply this new knowledge and start creating some beautiful pieces of your own. Paperback. Book: 128 pages. DVD: 206 minutes. Contents: Working with WoodIntroduction to the LatheHolding the WorkTools and EquipmentSharpening your ToolsTen Rules for TurningCorrect Working PositionUsing Spindle Roughing GougesUsing Beading and Parting ToolsUsing Skew ChiselsUsing Spindle GougesUsing ScrapersUsing Bowl GougesProject 1: Classical Form BowlProject 2: Rosewood CandlestickProject 3: Cylindrical Box About the Author: Mark Baker has always been fascinated by wood. His father was a carpenter and joiner and, on leaving school, he served a five-year apprenticeship working for a local building firm, which included restoration work. Mark has also helped set up an industrial workshop for autistic adults and he has worked for some of the major manufacturers of woodturning tools in the UK. He is now the editor of Woodturning magazine and the group editor of all GMC Publications woodworking magazines.Wood Turning - A Craftsman's Guide Preview
FF size wood biscuits fit the smallest slots cut by the Porter-Cable Deluxe Biscuit Joiner Model 557 (90024, sold separately), designed specifically for joining face-frame components. Package of 175.
This breadbox is an ideal project to get started on because it is made with a variety of the most common shop tools and equipment, from the table saw to the router. Perhaps best of all, there are no fussy joints to cut. The basic box can be made with almost any simple construction method, from dowels to screws and plugs or even biscuits, if you own a biscuit joiner.
Precise, efficient and effective, the biscuit joiner and its pressed-wafer companions may lack for pizzazz, but they make up for it in practicality. And their versatility may surprise you.