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
This is the standard live center included with all Nova lathes—use as a replacement or as an upgrade for another lathe. With heavy-duty sealed bearings, precisely machined medium tensile carbon steel construction, and a solid steel point to dig into the wood blank, the center provides a long useful life, and solid workholding capabilities. The #2 morse taper fits most brands, but check the manual for your specific lathe to find the morse taper size. 2MT Center, suitable for all lathes with a #2 morse taper tailstock.Heavy-duty sealed ball bearings for long life.Steel point for a solid bite into the turning blank.Precisely machined medium tensile carbon steel.Standard equipment on all Nova lathes.
Replace your traditional spur drive with the Revolutionary Robert Sorby Stebcentre Morse Taper! An essential addition to every turner's toolkit, it incorporates a spring loaded point in stainless steel and a set of razor sharp teeth that bite into the workpiece. Provides added security for the novice turner by allowing you to vary the degree of bite to the point where kick back of the turning chisel is eliminated. The Stebcentre may also be removed without the need to stop and re-start the lathe. Simply wind back the tail stock and the piece can be withdrawn safely.Size refers to drive face diameter. Comes in diameters of 1/2", 7/8", and 1-1/4". Made in England.Technical Details:Replaces traditional spur drivesIncorporates a spring loaded point in stainless steel and a set of razor sharp teeth that bite into the workpieceLets you vary the degree of bite to the point where kick back of the turning chisel is eliminatedMay be removed without the need to stop and re-start the latheSize refers to drive face diameterComes in diameters of 1/2", 7/8", and 1-1/4"Made in England