Turning Wood with
Richard Raffan




turning wood door Richard Raffan

Turning Wood:

Richard Raffan's classic best-seller covers the entire field, clearly and smartly. Raffan is a no-nonsense teacher who understands and can explain exactly how the turning tool cuts, and how you can master it. Includes excellent instruction on mounting the work and on sharpening.

Updated edition with additional techniques and some projects. We also carry the companion DVD, or this book as part of a set of Raffin's three classic works, Richard Raffin's Turning Guide.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. THE LATHE
How It Works
The Headstock
The Tailstock
Centers
The Bed & Stand
Switches & Motors
Speeds
Center Height
Tool Rests
Choosing a Lathe

2. FIXINGS
Drives
Faceplates
Chucks
Adhesives

3. CUTTING TOOLS
Selection
Sharpening
Honing

4. SAFETY, TOOL HANDLING & CUTTING
Overall Safety
Tool Handling
Cutting

5. MEASURING
Centering Blanks
Marking Out
Spindles
Outside Diameters
Inside Diameters
Diameters on a Face
Inside Depths
Wall Thickness
Shortcuts

6. CENTERWORK
External Shaping
Hollowing

7. FACEWORK
External Shaping
Hollowing
Pushing Your Limits
Decoration

8. FINISHING
Abrasives
Oil-and-Wax Finishes

Afterword
Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Appendix B: Selecting and Seasoning Wood

Index