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.
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 Simply wind back the tail stock and the piece can be withdrawn safely.Size refers to drive face diameter.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
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
With this package, we've taken a great lathe for pen turning and combined it with nearly everything you need to get started making pens: our popular Full-Size Carbide Turning Tool with a Square Radius Cutter, ten gold finish Slimline Pen Kits, plus the appropriate Mandrel and Drill Bit. Just purchase the pen blanks of your choice to get started in the rewarding art of pen turning! Jet JWL-1015VS Variable Speed Lathe: Whether for the novice woodturner searching for an affordable, user-friendly starter lathe, or the advanced turner adding a mini-lathe to their lineup, the new JET 1015 makes an ideal choice. With 15-1/2'' between centers, and a 10'' swing over the bed, this sturdy, smooth-running 15'' mini-lathe has the power, precision and versatility to turn both small bowls and spindles with ease. The lathe features variable, with three adjustable speed ranges so you can select the speed best suited to your project. When you're ready to turn your ideas into reality, the Jet 1015 mini lathe is a great place to start. Features: Variable speed with three speed ranges: 200-1050, 300-1750 and 600-3600 RPMIntegrated 24 position indexingImproved tensioning system with easier access to beltsWider bed ways provide increased rigidityLive center in the tailstockCast iron bed construction