More and more people are discovering the joys of wood turning. And it's no wonder—you don't need a big shop to do it and you get beautiful results fast. This comprehensive guide gathers the best articles on basic techniques for every major turning tool, advice on turning a wide array of furniture parts, plus a host of other projects, including vessels, bowls, platters and more. You'll master spindle and faceplate turning, segmented turning, sharpening and maintaining your tools, and also learn to apply a stunning finish once your projects are turned. Paperback. 168 pages. Contents: Skew-ChiselsScrapersGougesFour-Jaw ChucksSharpening GougesTurning for Non-TurnersLearn to Turn SpindlesDuplicate Spindles by HandTips for Hollowing End GrainGo Beyond the Lathe for Beautiful VesselsFaceplate Turning is FunSecrets of Segmented TurningMaking Split TurningsFixing Turning MistakesColorize Your TurningsFour Finishes for TurningsTurned Drawer PullsAuthentic Shaker KnobsPens Make Great GiftsGet a Handle on Your ChiselsTurn a Hollow VesselTurning Bowls from Green WoodTurning Wooden BoxesA Turned Lid from Contrasting WoodsTurn a Pad-Foot LegBarley-Twist CandlesticksSecret to a Sheraton Leg? Divide and ConquerTurn a Classic Floor LampFine Woodworking Turning Techniques and Projects Preview
Here's a fun, fast project for wood turners who also appreciate things straight, flat and square. Plumb Bobbles miniature plumb bobs are primarily decorative, but you can also string them up to work just like their bigger brothers. A long necklace cord is included for use as a necklace, and they make nice Christmas tree ornaments using the included loop of nylon cord. A mandrel (48782, sold separately) with bushings integrated is required for chucking it onto your lathe. 10K gold plating.Includes a short length of nylon cord, and a necklace cord. Finished Plumb Bobble can range in length from approximately 1-7/8" to 2-1/4" long.Width of hardware is 3/8".A mandrel (48782, sold separately) with bushings integrated is required for chucking it onto your lathe.
Hand-sewing may be a skill that's largely forgotten these days, but the Shakers did it on a daily basis; the use of electric sewing machines was against their religious principles. Consequently, furniture intended to make sewing easier came in many forms, including this sewing stand. It provides a good chance to spend some time at the lathe.
These machined solid aluminum plates mount to the Oneway Stronghold Chuck (30589, sold separately), and they have a unique combination of slots and tapped holes that accept rubber grippers for holding an infinite number of round, oval or square shapes.Chucking capacities of the Stronghold Chuck with Mega Jumbo Jaws:External (compression): 1-3/4" minimum, 14" maximumInternal (expansion): 4-3/4" minimum, 15" maximumNote: If your lathe has less than a 16" swing, the Oneway Talon Chuck (20761) is recommended. Stronghold Chuck jaws are NOT compatible with either the original Oneway Chuck or the Talon Chuck.