Turning Wood with Richard Raffan

Turning Wood with Richard Raffan

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The appeal of woodturning is simple: with only a few hand tools and a lathe, remarkable results can be quickly achieved, including beautiful bowls, boxes in the round, lamp bases, and furniture parts. And for over 20 years, woodturners have been turning to Richard Raffan for expert advice and inspiration. Revised and updated to embrace the increase and improvement in turning tools and lathes now on the market, this updated and expanded edition of his 1985 classic covers everything from the lathe -- how it works and how to choose the right model -- to fixings, cutting tools, safety, measuring, centerwork, and more. Raffan also includes a brand new chapter on crafting hollow vessels.A hollowing rig ensures the tool stays parallel to the lathe bed, and makes deep hollowing quite easy. Lasers are fixed to an arm over ... photo at right, made for mini lathes, can also be fitted with a laser guide. Rigs with round bars work better anbsp;...

Title:Turning Wood with Richard Raffan
Author: Richard Raffan
Publisher:Taunton Press - 2008

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