Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques by Alan Lacer PDF

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 tasks & concepts has every thing you want to discover ways to flip and take your lathe abilities to the subsequent level.

This e-book contains an in-depth examine thoughts, instruments and chucks that may support excellent your middle turning talents. You'll examine definitely the right instruments to exploit, the right way to deal with them effectively and the way to take care of them. Lacer's specialist 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 options, French sprucing and dealing with spalted wood.

Once you've sharpened your talents with the instruments & recommendations part, positioned your new wisdom to the attempt with 20 appealing initiatives masking a variety of grew to become kinds and turning techniques.

Sharpen your end-grain hollowing talents via turning a beautiful wine goblet
Practice turning spheres via growing your individual bocce ball garden game
Gain perception into making multiples via turning matching desk legs
Turn a desk lamp to perform flowing contours
Learn the best way to paintings with eco-friendly wooden via creating a natural-edge bowl
And a lot more!
Complete with specialist guide, step by step images, courses to assets and fabrics and counsel for heading off universal pitfalls, this booklet is bound that will help you enhance your turning craft – and make a few beautiful items within the procedure.

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

This publication contains an in-depth examine suggestions, instruments and chucks that may support ideal your center turning talents. You'll study the suitable instruments to take advantage of, tips on how to deal with them properly and the way to take care of them. Lacer's professional 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 sharpening and dealing with spalted wood.

Once you've sharpened your talents with the instruments & concepts part, positioned your new wisdom to the try with 20 appealing tasks overlaying a variety of became varieties and turning techniques.

Sharpen your end-grain hollowing talents by way of turning a beautiful wine goblet
Practice turning spheres through developing your personal 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 through creating a natural-edge bowl
And a lot more!
Complete with professional guideline, step by step photographs, courses to resources and fabrics and information for keeping off universal pitfalls, this e-book is bound that can assist you enhance your turning craft – and make a few gorgeous items within the procedure.

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This step is especially important for fine finishing applications, because it dramatically improves the quality of the cutting burr that sharpening creates. To remove pits or mill marks, rub the top surface on a medium or fine flat diamond hone (Photo 3 and Sources, page 37). Softening or fully rounding the scraper’s corners from be- Shape the Profile The good news about scrapers is that their profiles can be quickly and easily changed, whether for a particular application or personal preference.

Using a chuck that doesn’t run true will produce similar frustrating results. Make it a practice to avoid worn or poorly made chucks. Types of Chucks As your turning skills increase and your projects become more adventurous, you’ll keep encountering different chucks and chucking methods, most of which were devised by pioneering turners. Every chuck type has variations. And there’s a turner-made version of (or one that pre-dates) virtually every commercial chuck. The chucks that follow are just the tip of the iceberg.

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). Knowing which chuck to use can be confusing, especially because most are designed for specific applications, so they all have strengths and weaknesses. Learning about chucks will expand your capabilities and make your turning safer, to boot.

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