by Richard Raffan
Raffan, a turner of international reputation, has assembled a clear, concise guide to the essentials of turning. Here is expert advice on choosing and sharpening tools, as well as information on a wide range of lathes, chucks, and measuring and layout tools.
Step-by-step color photos, drawings and instructions illustrate the techniques for turning spindles, end-grain shaping and hollowing, and face work. Skill-building projects are presented in the same detailed manner, and include tool handles, legs, knobs, vases, natural-edge bowls, lidded boxes, a bilboquet (child’s ball-and-cup game), a stool, and a condiment shaker with a threaded lid.
Available in hardcover and softcover editions, 9-1/2" x 11", 246 pages, 2005.The hardcover Guide to Turning is no longer available.