Turning Boxes with
Richard Raffan




turning boxes door Richard Raffan

Turning Boxes

Everyone loves a little wooden box with a tightly fitted lid, and here is the complete, step-by-step story on designing them and making them. This new edition revises and updates Richard Raffan's earlier book of the same title. Companion DVD also available from us.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. EQUIPMENT & TOOLS

Lathe
Chucks
Saws
Turning Tools
Skew Chisels
Ancillary Tools
Dust Collection & Safety

2. WOOD SELECTION & PREPARATION

Types of Wood
Sourcing Wood
Cutting Wood for Blanks
Air-Drying Blanks
Rough-Turning
Preparing Blanks

3. DESIGN

Exploring Form
Practical Considerations
Aesthetics & Proportions
Profiles
Finials & Knobs
The Inside
The Bottom

4. MAKING AN END-GRAIN BOX

5. MORE ABOUT LIDS

More About Lids
Suction-Fit Lids
Screw-On Lids
The Join
Inside the Lid

6. DEEP HOLLOWING

Boring End Grain by Hand
Drilling End Grain
Sanding the Inside of a Deep Hollow

7. SURFACE DECORATION

Turned Decoration
Chatter Work
Off-Center Patterns
Inserts
Texture
Carving
Burning

8. VARIATIONS ON THE BASIC BOX

Retaining the Bark
Saturn Boxes
Sculptured Profiles
Roll-Around Forms
Miniatures
Drill Containers
Earring Containers
Needle Cases
Experiments

9. FORMS

10. FINISHING

Afterword

Index