" Selected from more than 15 years of articles from one of the country's top turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques has everything you need to learn to turn and take your lathe skills to the next level. This book includes an in-depth look at techniques, tools and chucks that will help perfect your core turning skills. You'll learn the right tools to use, how to handle them safely and how to maintain them. Lacer's expert instruction helps you master the bowl gouge, the spindle-roughing gouge, the skew and other essential turning tools. You'll also gain insight into finishing techniques, French polishing and working with spalted wood. Once you've sharpened your skills with the Tools & Techniques section, put your new knowledge to the test with 20 beautiful projects covering a wide range of turned forms and turning techniques. * Sharpen your end-grain hollowing skills by turning a lovely wine goblet * Practice turning spheres by creating your own bocce ball lawn game * Gain insight into making multiples by turning matching table legs * Turn a table lamp to practice flowing contours * Learn how to work with green wood by making a natural-edge bowl * And much more!
Complete with expert instruction, step-by-step photos, guides to sources and materials and tips for avoiding common pitfalls, this book is sure to help you improve your turning craft - and make some stunning pieces in the process. "
For over 38 years, Alan Lacer has worked as a turner, teacher and writer. He is a past president of the American Association of Woodturners and his work has appeared in a number of regional and national exhibitions. He has published over 150 articles, columns and tips,and has produced five award-winning videos. In 1999 the American Association of Woodturners awarded him their Lifetime Honorary Member Award for his contributions to the field. http://woodturninglearn.net