New PDF release: Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques

By Alan Lacer

ISBN-10: 144034101X

ISBN-13: 9781440341014

Chosen from greater than 15 years of articles from one of many country's best turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning initiatives & options has every thing you must discover ways to flip and take your lathe abilities to the following level.

This ebook contains an in-depth examine concepts, instruments and chucks that might support ideal your center turning abilities. You'll examine the perfect instruments to take advantage of, the best way to deal with them accurately and the way to take care of them. Lacer's professional guide 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 sprucing and dealing with spalted wood.

Once you've sharpened your abilities with the instruments & thoughts part, positioned your new wisdom to the try with 20 attractive initiatives overlaying quite a lot of grew to become kinds and turning techniques.

Sharpen your end-grain hollowing abilities by way of turning a beautiful wine goblet
Practice turning spheres by way of developing your individual bocce ball garden game
Gain perception into making multiples by way of turning matching desk legs
Turn a desk lamp to perform flowing contours
Learn find out how to paintings with eco-friendly wooden by way of creating a natural-edge bowl
And a lot more!
Complete with specialist guide, step by step images, publications to assets and fabrics and information for keeping off universal pitfalls, this e-book is certain that will help you increase your turning craft – and make a few attractive items within the method.

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Most other reverse chucking systems don’t have this capability. lower outside portion and its underside? Are the drilled holes positioned to allow the bolts to pass through without contacting the bowl? Select the right bolts. As nearly every bowl is different, you’ll need bolts of many different lengths to use with this chuck. I recommend buying sets of three ⅜" coarse-thread bolts, washers and wing nuts in ½" increments from 2" to 8". If having bolt heads whizzing past is unnerving, substitute carriage bolts.

Indd 39 fF 39 1/20/15 12:23 PM SCROLL CHUCKS SCREW CHUCKS DEEP JAWS 4" DIA. STAINLESS STEELL 3" DIA. STEELL SMALL JAWS SERRATED JAW 4" 4 DIA. STEELL 8" DIA DIA. CAST IRON #12 TAPCON 1 3 A scroll chuck has jaws that scroll in and out to fit turning blanks of different sizes. Most scroll chucks offer a variety of jaws and other options—including the ability to hold other types of chucks. HOLLOWED CENTER #12 SPAX #12 SHEET METAL GLUEDON WASTE B BLOCK SCROLL MECHANISM FINALL BAS BASE DIAMETER SLIGHTLY CONCAVE E 2 A faceplate with screws is an excellent choice for facegrain turning.

Typical Problems with Planing Cuts DIGINS This is perhaps the most feared problem as it does considerable damage to the wood and to your nerves. A dramatic dig in often causes new turners to reject the skew as having a mind of its own and a vicious one at that. As a consequence they miss out on all the skew has to offer the serious turner. To avoid dig-ins, use a large skew and stay within the lower two thirds of the edge (Photo 6). Even if you cut with the short point or leading edge of the skew, it won’t dig-in (Photo 7).

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