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.
Make turning a little easier and a lot more fun with Crowns exclusive Pro-PM Powder Metallurgy High Speed Steel Spindle Gouge! This gouge is the "elite' of all turning gouges. Made from an advanced Powder Metal, the molten steel has been compressed and sintered giving this Pro-PM turning tool a cutting edge which lasts up to four/five times that of a conventional High Speed Steel tool. The chisel is hardened to between 66° and 68° Rockwell, enabling it to have a vastly superior wear resistance, excellent grinability, superior toughness, a high working hardness and a high retention of hardness. The ergonomically designed stained black ash handle makes the finished chisel unbeatable.Technical Details:From Crowns exclusive Pro-PM Powder Metallurgy High Speed Steel tool lineMade from an advanced Powder MetalMolten steel is compressed and sintered giving this Pro-PM turning tool a cutting edge which lasts up to four/five times that of a conventional High Speed Steel toolChisel is hardened to between 66° and 68° Rockwell, enabling it to have a vastly superior wear resistance, excellent grinability, superior toughness, a high working hardness and a high retention of hardnessErgonomically designed stained black ash handle
An Australian wood species with striking reddish heartwood bound by pale sapwood, Red Mallee is ideal for turning tool handles, bottle stoppers, and other small projects. It is dense, with a smooth feel, and the burls feature twisting grain, varied color, and tight eyes. Small checks and inclusions are normal.Due to high demand and limited supply, we cannot always guarantee that this item will be in stock.Features:Turning Blanks come rough sawn to nominal thickness and are coated with wax.Red Mallee is a tree from the Eucalyptus genus.Native to Australia.Dense and durable, with a smooth finish.
Bring smooth brown hues and wispy grain formations into your next pen project with this bubinga pen blank. Also known as African rosewood, bubinga is a dense wood with natural oils that turns well with sharp tools and easily polishes to a high luster. Technical Details 5-1/2" long x 3/4" square Solid bubinga Also known as African rosewood