Woodturning Methods by Mike Darlow



An intermediate to advanced level text with many color photos and drawn figures. Mike Darlow uses clear language and some good historical references, he thoroughly explains such essential techniques (and the tools required) as chucking, spindle turning, turning spheres, multi-axis turning, and drilling on the lathe. Mike Darlow's expertise is unquestioned, and this book is highly recommended.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. CHUCKING
Chucking to 1800
Chucking from 1800 to 1960
Modern Woodturning Chucking
Mounting Chucks
Homemade Chucks * Vacuum Chucking
Partial-Vacuum Chucking
Summary
Endnotes

2. SPINDLE TURNING
Mounting & Demounting with the Lathe Running
Pommels
Sizing
Captive Rings
Loose Rings
Split Rings
Turning Trees
Swash Turning and Pumping
Endnotes

3. SLENDER SPINDLES
Modifying Tool Use
Lessening Tailstock Thrust
Optimizing the Sequence of Tool Use
Reducing Lathe Speed
Chucking the Left-Hand End
Modifying a Spindle's Design
Steadies
Using Steadies
Turning a Long Spindle in Components
Internal Stresses in Wood
Dowelling
Rounding
Turning Trembleurs
Endnotes

4. TURNING SPHERES
The First Step
The Second Step
The Polygonal Method
Using Templates
The Polygonal Method for a Sphere on a Spindle
The Billiard-Ball Method
Turning on Two Turning-Axes with Hand Finishing
Turning on Two Turning-Axes without Hand Finishing
The Layers Method
Sphere Turners
The Tube Gouge
Turning a Hemisphere
Special Devices & Techniques
Hollowing a Hemisphere
Endnotes

5. ECCENTRIC TURNING
Eccentric Turning
Static & Dynamic Balance
Molding an Edge
Therming
Angular Therming
Skewed Therming
Thermed Boxes
Inside-Out Turning
Assymetrical Inside-Out Turning
Endnotes

6. MULTI-AXIS TURNING
Chucks for Multi-Axis Turning
Examples with Parallel Turning-Axes in the Same Plane
Examples with Parallel Turning-Axes not in the Same Plane
Examples with Non-Parallel Turning-Axes in the Same Plane
Contemporary Spindles
Examples of Non-Parallel Turning-Axes Not in the Same Plane
Endnotes

7. ELLIPTICAL TURNING
The Ellipse
Turning Ellipses
Multi-Turning-Axis Turning
The Rose Engine
The Elliptical Chuck
The Volmer Lathe
The Elliptical Cutting Frame
Turning an Elliptical Workpiece
Dividing Ellipses
Endnotes

8. DRILLING
Drill Types
Drill Care & Modification
Drill Sharpening
Accessories
Drilling Methods & Equipment
Long-Hole Boring
Finish-Turning After Boring
Bored, Stepped, Reamed, Tapered, & Counterbored Holes
Endnotes

Where Next?
Bibliographies
Index