By Alan Lacer
Chosen from greater than 15 years of articles from one of many country's best turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning tasks & innovations has every thing you want to discover ways to flip and take your lathe talents to the following level.
This ebook comprises an in-depth examine innovations, instruments and chucks that may aid ideal your middle turning talents. You'll research the appropriate instruments to take advantage of, how one can deal with them accurately and the way to keep up them. Lacer's specialist guideline is helping you grasp the bowl gouge, the spindle-roughing gouge, the skew and different crucial turning instruments. You'll additionally achieve perception into completing concepts, French sharpening and dealing with spalted wood.
Once you've sharpened your abilities with the instruments & concepts part, placed your new wisdom to the attempt with 20 attractive initiatives masking quite a lot of grew to become kinds and turning techniques.
Sharpen your end-grain hollowing abilities via turning a beautiful wine goblet
Practice turning spheres by means of growing your personal bocce ball garden game
Gain perception into making multiples by means of turning matching desk legs
Turn a desk lamp to perform flowing contours
Learn easy methods to paintings with eco-friendly wooden by means of creating a natural-edge bowl
And a lot more!
Complete with professional guideline, step by step pictures, courses to resources and fabrics and assistance for keeping off universal pitfalls, this e-book is bound that will help you increase your turning craft – and make a few attractive items within the method.
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Extra resources for Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques
Observe how the hose curls. Then cut on the back of the curl, using a sharp knife or scissors. Lay the hose down and cut with the blade going away from you! Press the hose on—its natural curl will hold it in place. Use the Chuck Set workpiece rim-down on the chuck and center it using the circular cut marks (Photo 10). Then decide which ring to use by placing each likely candidate on the work with the index marks and holes in alignment (Photo 11). indd 45 fF 45 1/20/15 12:24 PM MOUNT UNUSUAL SHAPES This chuck can be used to mount work with natural edges, thin walls or delicate rims (left).
Maintain this two-point contact. Repeat on the other side. As with any turning tool, you’ll know when to stop Hone the tool’s sides near the short and long points, too. Test sharpening by watching the sparks. When they fly off evenly your tool by making a light planing cut (Photo 8). both above and below the bevel, the cutting edge is sharp. com Diamond slipstone plated on two ﬂat sides and two round sides, $88. 10. Sanding belts for metal made by Norton, 3-M and TruMaxx are available in many sizes and grits from MSC.
Drill through the hardboard disc at every hole in the plywood base to create a template for drilling the chuck’s rings. to 16", 6" dia. for 18" to 24" and bigger still for lathes with larger capacities. Larger faceplates increase the stability of this chuck, so always err on the larger side. Center the faceplate on the disc and mount it. Then turn the disc to a cylinder, using a bowl gouge. Plywood turns poorly and dulls tools quickly, so work slowly, make light cuts and keep your gouge sharp. Finish by power-sanding, using a sanding disc mounted in a drill to make sure the rim has no sharp corners or splinters.
Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques by Alan Lacer