Here's a complete course in the basic and correct techniques for mastering the lathe. Learn to create beautifully shaped newels, balusters, and chair and table legs by using gouges and chisels on a lathe. Each chapter takes on an essential aspect of woodturning - from types of lathes and accessories to sharpening, from turning between centers to faceplate turning, from copy turning to boring and routing. Special feature: Every chapter ends with a checklist summary to help you review what you've learned quickly and easily. Internationally recognised as the definitive introduction to woodturning, this new edition is accompanied by a comprehensive DVD. An ideal gift for a woodturning friend - or for yourself! Projects include: goblet, apple and pear, your first bowl, platter, bar stool, staircase balusters, plinth, inlaid nut bowl, twig pot, pepper mill, table lamp and twist pen.
New edition of bestseller - with over 100,000 copies in print; Internationally recognised as the definitive introduction to woodturning; Now includes a DVD tutorial.
A time-served joiner and turner, Keith Rowley took up woodturning full-time after retiring from the police force.