Pre-honed to a mirror-like edge that turns out smooth shavings right out of the box, the Beginner 2-Blade Craft Carver Set has everything a new carver needsto tackle a first time project. It comes with two carving blades, a V-tool, a gouge, and an interchangeable ABS handle. A basswood blank for the leaf carving project and a second blank for practicing cuts are included. There is also a leaf project DVD with step-by-step visual instructions as well as a 24-page owner's manual that outlines the leaf project and provides maintenance and safety tips for beginners.Technical Details:Carvings tools come with detachable handle.Second basswood blank included for practice cuts.DVD with step-by-step instructions takes you through the process.
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)
A delicately balanced tool essential to the spindle turners kit.Delicately balanced tools that are the planes of the spindle turners kit. Designed at Robert Sorby, the profile allows the tool to glide effortlessly along the tool rest without fear of the edges dragging on the rest. They will smooth cylinders, clean the end grain of spindles, cut shallow curves, beads, pummels and v-cuts, e.g. stair balustrade and chair legs. These tools are indispensable if a fine finish is required from the tool.
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.