Richard Raffan provides an introduction to the lathe and to turning techniques in this internationally acclaimed video.You'll see firsthand how to do the work, the tools, the techniques, and the subtle rhythm of each process.114 minutes.Now re-issued in DVD format, this classic Fine Woodworking video workshop takes you right into an expert woodworker's shop.Learn how to sharpen chisels and gouges, stand and move at the lathe, use a skew chisel with ease, manipulate gouges effectively, secure stock on the lathe, turn spindles and other centerwork, and make a simple bowl.Richard Raffan is an internationally acclaimed turner and teacher. He is the author of Turning Wood, Turning Projects, Turning Boxes and Turning Bowls.
Woodturning is growing in popularity as people of all stripes discover that it is inexpensive and easy to get started in this practical, fun and creative craft. This entertaining full-length DVD teaches everything you'll need to know to start woodturning safely and with more than enough knowledge to have fun right from the start.This fun to watch DVD will cover these topics and more: Woodturning tools and how to use themThe parts of a lathe and what they doSpindle turning: cutting coves and beads, using spindle gouges, skews and scrapersBowl turning (face plate turning): mounting large blanks and mastering the bowl gougeSanding and finishing on the lathe In addition, we've included a bonus sharpening section teaching how to get your tools sharp and keep them that way.Ernie Conover: With more than 40 years of experience teaching woodturning, Ernie is the perfect person to instruct people beginning in the craft of woodturning. A talented woodworker across the spectrum of woodworking, he was also one of the founding members of the American Association of Woodturners.Kimberly McNeelan: A professional woodworker and author, Kimberly brings a fresh and artistic bent to her woodworking. Her focus is "aesthetically pleasing and functional wood furniture." A regular contributor to Woodworker's Journal magazine and website, Kimberly is a rising star in the world of woodworking.
No other book gives you such valuable information on the essential turning tool. Completely revised and updated, The Lathe Book is the comprehensive guide to woodturning machinery, incorporating the many innovations in the lathe and its accessories.Written by Ernie ConoverSoftcover, 8 X 10 in.192 pages, with color photos and drawingsPublished 2001A complete guide to the machine and its accessories.This book covers every aspect of the lathe, including how to choose one, how to select tools and accessories, how to maintain and repair the machine, and basic techniques. You will get:expert advice on choosing a lathetips on maintaining a lathe for optimal performanceeasy-to-follow basic techniques that help build lathe skillsmore than 220 color photos and illustrations"...a comprehensive guide to wood lathes..." -- Woodshop NewsThe Lathe Book