The Fundamentals of Woodturning by Mike Darlow



Here is the ultimate introduction to the fine art of turning wood, taught by Mike Darlow, the world's best turning technician. This is the first new turning handbook in 15 years, and the only one in full color. Detailed, up to date, comprehensive, authoritative, and very well illustrated.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Is Woodturning For Me
A Brief History
Personal Portraits
How To Start

1. LATHES & ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
Your Lathe
Lathe Accessories
Other Equipment
Your Workshop

2. CUTTING & TOOLS
Cutting with the Edge Square
Catches
Presentation with Side Rake
Other Factors Affecting Surface Finish
Summary of Large-Rake-Angle Cutting
Scraping
Lathe Speed
An Introduction to Turning Tools
An Introduction to Sharpening
Sharpening Equipment
The Main Turning Tools & their Preparation for Use
Tool Handles

3. DESIGN, WOOD, & WORKSHOP PRACTICES
Design
Wood Drilling on the Lathe
Sanding
Finishing
Safety

4. SPINDLE TURNING
Roughing & Planing
Symmetrical V-Cutting & Bead Rolling
Cutting Fillets
Cutting Coves
Making a Turning-Tool Handle
Turning a Short Leg
A Hatstand Shaft

5. CUPCHUCK TURNING
Chucking
Turning a Peg
A Lidded Box

6. FACEPLATE TURNING
A Mushroom Top
A Hatstand Base
A Fishing Reel

7. BOWL TURNING
Bowl Design
Wood Preparation
Outline Turning Procedures
Chucking An Introduction to Bowl-Turning Techniques
A Bowl with a Plain Rim and a Dimpled Bottom

8. HOLLOW TURNING
Technical Progress
The Choices
Equipment
The Process
An Axially-Grained Hollow Turning
A Radially-Grained Hollow Turning

9. WHERE NEXT?
Appendix
National Woodturners' Associations

INDEX