by Mike Darlow
An internationally known turner, Darlow is well qualified to present this introductory guide to the art of the lathe, aimed at developing competence in sharpening and basic manipulation of the turning tools.
He initially presents short biographies of a selection of innovative turners to show the infinite variety of turning. Then, following a discussion of equipment choices, he carefully develops the basics of turning and sharpening theory. With this background, he presents the reader with a beautifully illustrated short course in spindle, cupchuck, face-plate, bowl and hollow turning.
Excellent color photography and clear text characterize Darlow's work, making this a fine basic reference.
Softcover, 8" x 11", 198 pages, 1998.