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.
More and more people are discovering the joys of wood turning. And it's no wonder—you don't need a big shop to do it and you get beautiful results fast. This comprehensive guide gathers the best articles on basic techniques for every major turning tool, advice on turning a wide array of furniture parts, plus a host of other projects, including vessels, bowls, platters and more. You'll master spindle and faceplate turning, segmented turning, sharpening and maintaining your tools, and also learn to apply a stunning finish once your projects are turned. Paperback. 168 pages. Contents: Skew-ChiselsScrapersGougesFour-Jaw ChucksSharpening GougesTurning for Non-TurnersLearn to Turn SpindlesDuplicate Spindles by HandTips for Hollowing End GrainGo Beyond the Lathe for Beautiful VesselsFaceplate Turning is FunSecrets of Segmented TurningMaking Split TurningsFixing Turning MistakesColorize Your TurningsFour Finishes for TurningsTurned Drawer PullsAuthentic Shaker KnobsPens Make Great GiftsGet a Handle on Your ChiselsTurn a Hollow VesselTurning Bowls from Green WoodTurning Wooden BoxesA Turned Lid from Contrasting WoodsTurn a Pad-Foot LegBarley-Twist CandlesticksSecret to a Sheraton Leg? Divide and ConquerTurn a Classic Floor LampFine Woodworking Turning Techniques and Projects Preview
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.
A complete set of bushings for Rifle Cartridge Bullet Pen Hardware Kits (Chrome, and Gold sold separately). These pen 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.Technical Details:The Rifle Cartridge Bullet Pen Bushing Set is made of steel-hard enough for excellent durability, yet soft enough to prevent damage to your turning tools.2-piece bushing set.Bushings are designed to work with Rifle Cartridge Bullet Pen Hardware Kits of bushings for Rifle Cartridge Bullet Pen Hardware Kits (Chrome, and Gold sold separately). Tip: when turning light-colored woods, apply a bit of CA glue to the bushings to prevent metal dust from migrating onto the turning blank.