Focused on a fundamental aspect of woodturning, this book presents a comprehensive look at all the options available for fixing a workpiece to the lathe. Green discusses commercial chucks as well as homemade ones, weighing the strengths and weaknesses of a wide variety of attachment methods, to help beginners or experienced turners choose the best method for the job at hand. It includes project instructions showing you how to make your own lathe accessories, including a faceplate, a reference plate, and various chucks and steadies.
To demonstrate the lathe-mounting techniques described, it also includes several decorative turning projects, such as a lidded goblet, a turned ball, a candle holder, a natural-edge bowl and more. Detailed diagrams and color photos throughout.
Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 175 pages, 2011.