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.
The generous dimensions of these shimmering iridescent blanks make them ideal for our Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop Hardware Kit (#34360, sold separately), and our Pizza Cutter Blade Kit (#34913, sold separately). They also make great tool handles and turning stock for other projects wider than a pen blank.Features: Blanks can be finished after turning by sanding to a fine grit and then polishing on a buffing wheel with Corian polish, buffing compound or Hut finishing blocks.
This is a complete set of pen bushings for Top Long Pen Hardware Kits (e.g. 48543, sold separately). The bushings are precisely machined to match the diameters of your pen blanks, allowing you to achieve the smooth, perfectly flush seams so valued in a top quality hand-turned pen. Simply turn your pen blanks to match the bushing diameters, leaving a bit of extra material to allow for sanding. The Top Long Bushing Set is made of steel - hard enough for excellent durability, yet soft enough to prevent damage to your turning tools.3-piece bushing set. Bushings are designed to work with Top Long Pen Hardware Kits (e.g. 48543, sold separately).
For wine and winery enthusiasts, the Vineyard Laser-Cut Inlay Pen Kit calls to mind the sweet bouquet of a perfectly aged wine. The flavor is crisp, dry (kiln-dried), delicate and distinctively round, with bold woodsy notes and a sweet finish (finish sold separately). A tasteful gift for wine lovers that nicely complements a bottle of the real thing. Curly maple with inlaid wine bottle, wine glass, grapes and grapevines. Fit the pieces into place like a jigsaw puzzle, then turned to the desired shape. Assembly requires cyanoacrylate (CA) glue. For best results, use sharp tools.Features:Fits Manhattan Pen Hardware Kits (Sold Separately)Difficulty Level (1 Easy - 5 Hard): 2