Woodturning Techniques by Mike Darlow



Here is Vol. 3 in Mike Darlow's acclaimed series on the tools, skills and techniques you need for true success on the wood lathe. This volume emphasizes materials, equipment, and safety. Techniques include gluing, spindle turning, cupchucking, threading, turning, and finishing. Mike Darlow has an engineering background and enjoys getting to the bottom of often-mysterious woodturning methods.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. GLUING
The Effects of Moisture on Wood & on Glue
Joints
Structural Conglutination
Locating & Clamping Joints
Bickers & Feather Joints
Split Turnings & Paper Joints
Combined Turnings
Stacked Rings
Spiral Bowls
Decorative Conglutination
More-Complex Decorative Effects
Endnotes

2. TOOL GRINDING
The Problem of Grinding-Wheel Wear
Tilting-Platform Jigs
The O'Donnell Tool Sharpening System
Grinding Problem Tools
Handle-End Jigs
Pivoting Jigs
Combining Jigs
True-Grinding Curves
The Heli-Grind Jig
Summary
Grinding Wheels
Wheel Dressing & Balancing
Sharpening Flat Scrapers
Endnotes

3. SPINDLE TURNING
Wire Burning
Cluster Legs

4. CUPCHUCK TURNING
The Flute-Down Method of Cupchuck Hollowing
Finish-Turning Hollows
Nests of Cups
Chatterwork
Chucks
Endnotes

5. FACEPLATE TURNING
Rings with Circular Cross Sections
Non-circular Rings
Rived Rings
Picture & Other Frames
Bolection and Inlay Moldings
Paterae
Polygonal Peripheries
Endnotes

6. BOWL TURNING
The Preparation of Blanks
Turning Nests of Bowls
Reverse-Chucking Bowls
Endnotes

7. THREADING
The History of Thread Cutting by Hand
The Early History of Thread Cutting in the Lathe
The Modern Era of Thread Cutting
Thread Geometry & Nomenclature
Thread Cutting, The Basic Methods
Cutting Threads in Stationary Wood
Threading by Rotating and Traversing the Workpiece
Threading by Rotating the Workpiece & Traversing the Cutter
Threading Metal
Endnotes

Where Next?
Index