Featuring 400 outstanding works that range from traditional to wildly contemporary, this superb gallery celebrates the art of the wooden box.The wonderfully wide variety of styles includes traditional jewelry and keepsake, turned, and tool boxes; miniature treasure chests; and sculptural work. Each one has been personally chosen by renowned boxmaker Tony Lydgate, and appears in an exquisite color plate; many of the boxes also come with detailed images that reveal important construction secrets. The selection includes pieces by a distinguished group of artists. 8 X 8. all in color The Fine Art of Containment & Concealment Lark 352 pages PB-with Flaps Pub Date: 03/2004 ISBN: 1-57990-459-9
If you've always wanted to take a woodturning class to learn the basics of the craft or to brush up on your skills, now's your chance with this complete and easy-to-follow course from artist and professional instructor Jim Rodgers. A Lesson Plan for Woodturning maps out everything you need to know, from safety and tools to the basic techniques that will have you quickly turning bowls, boxes and even baseball bats. Packed with step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photographs, A Lesson Plan for Woodturning is the self-directed course that will have you mastering the essential skills of woodturning at your own pace. Paperback. 112 pages. Contents: Getting Started—Turning Between CentersKeeping Your Tools SharpYour First ProjectsIntroduction to Faceplate TurningTurning Your First BowlTurning Your First PlatterWorking with Green WoodTurning a Natural Edge BowlEnd Grain TurningEnd Grain Boxes—Making Things FitCompleting Your ProjectsWhere to Go NextAppendix About the Author: Jim Rodgers is a professional educator who has been teaching woodturning to both adults and youths for over a decade. Rodgers holds California teaching credentials in both Adult Education and Career Technical Education focusing on woodworking. He is also the founder and senior instructor at the Mount Diablo Woodturning Center. Rodgers lectures throughout the United States, has published many articles on woodturning, and maintains a website with teaching and student support materials.
African Mahogany is strong, yet light, and works beautifully with hand tools. The color matures from a salmon tone when freshly cut, into a rich red or brown with age. The grain varies from straight to curly, sometimes producing highly attractive figures. Flat-sawn boards feature wavy horizontal bands. All boards are machined S4S to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses. Thin boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock and bent laminations. Thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, moldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Texture: Fine or medium to coarse, and uniform.Luster: Highly lustrous.Movement: Mahogany is considered to be one of the most stable timbers.Durability: High durability, resistant to brown-rot and white rot fungi. Moderately resistant to dry-wood termite attack.Weathering Properties: Very good - a great choice for boat building.Planing: The wood is easy to plane, but figured grain may chip and tear.Turning: Easy - turned surfaces are usually clean.Polishing characteristics: Good.Steam Bending: Fairly good.Strength: Variable, but generally high bending strength and medium crushing strength. Hardness and weight are moderate, and density is high.
Woodworkers weary of constantly resharpening broken pencil leads will be delighted with this Tool Box Pencil Hardware Kit. It features a massive lead almost 1/4" thick which allows it to be used on rough lumber much like a carpenter's pencil, with very low risk of breakage. A spring-action claw holds the lead. To advance it, simply depress the end of the pencil and pull it out as desired. The pencil also has a sharpener integrated into the end, and when sharp, works equally well for marking out fine lines. Pencil lead is 7/32" (5.5mm) thick perfect for marking rough lumber without breaking.Turning Accessories Needed:Turning Blank (Sold Separately)Pen Turning Mandrel (Sold Separately) Tool Box Pencil Bushing Set (#26862 Sold Separately) 11mm Drill Bit (#30913 Sold Separately)