By Alan Lacer
Chosen from greater than 15 years of articles from one of many country's best turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning initiatives & strategies has every thing you must learn how to flip and take your lathe abilities to the subsequent level.
This ebook contains an in-depth examine innovations, instruments and chucks that would support excellent your middle turning talents. You'll study the best instruments to take advantage of, easy methods to deal with them correctly 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 recommendations, French sprucing and dealing with spalted wood.
Once you've sharpened your talents with the instruments & strategies part, positioned your new wisdom to the try with 20 appealing initiatives overlaying quite a lot of became kinds and turning techniques.
Sharpen your end-grain hollowing talents via turning a beautiful wine goblet
Practice turning spheres by means 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 the right way to paintings with eco-friendly wooden via creating a natural-edge bowl
And a lot more!
Complete with professional guideline, step by step images, publications to assets and fabrics and information for fending off universal pitfalls, this booklet is certain that can assist you enhance your turning craft – and make a few attractive items within the technique.
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6 To center work on a compression chuck, mount it with light pressure and turn the lathe by hand to locate the high spot. Slightly loosen the tailstock, push on the mark, tighten the tailstock and mark again. Repeat until marking creates a full circle. FACEPLATE RING PAD This trapping chuck for reverse chucking provides full access to the bottom of the work and a high level of safety. The system consists of padded rings in a variety of external and internal diameters that bolt to a dedicated base and faceplate.
Slowly elevate the scraper onto its corner while making a cut. When you see the shavings change, you’ve reached the correct angle for shear scraping. 99; Carbide Rod (to be mounted in a handle with ferrule), 3/8" dia. 50. indd 37 fF 37 1/20/15 12:23 PM CHAPTER NINE Chucks & Chucking f Learn how to hold and keep work on the lathe F F or many woodturning operations, a chuck performs the essential job of holding the work securely and safely. These operations often present unique requirements, so a dizzying array of manufactured and shop-made chucks have evolved to grasp, expand, screw, compress, trap, pull, jam, stick—and even to move the work through an eccentric pattern (see Sources, page 42).
With the lathe set to a moderate speed (900 to 1400 rpm) use a spindle-roughing gouge to create a cylinder. In time you will enjoy roughing short pieces like this by planing with the skew. Start your practice cuts with the skew at the right end of the cylinder (Photo 4). Slowly advance the tool to the left until you reach the edge of the wood. Turn off the lathe and admire the quality of the cut surface. Develop your skill by cutting both directions on the cylinder (Photo 5). Also, be sure to always cut “downhill” (larger to smaller diameters) when there is a variation in diameter.