Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques by Alan Lacer PDF

By Alan Lacer

ISBN-10: 144034101X

ISBN-13: 9781440341014

Chosen from greater than 15 years of articles from one of many country's best turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning tasks & concepts has every thing you want to learn how to flip and take your lathe abilities to the subsequent level.

This booklet comprises an in-depth examine suggestions, instruments and chucks that might aid ideal your middle turning abilities. You'll research the precise instruments to take advantage of, the best way to deal with them adequately and the way to keep up them. Lacer's specialist guideline is helping you grasp the bowl gouge, the spindle-roughing gouge, the skew and different crucial turning instruments. You'll additionally achieve perception into completing innovations, French sharpening and dealing with spalted wood.

Once you've sharpened your abilities with the instruments & concepts part, placed your new wisdom to the try out with 20 appealing tasks overlaying quite a lot of became types and turning techniques.

Sharpen your end-grain hollowing abilities by way of turning a beautiful wine goblet
Practice turning spheres via growing your personal bocce ball garden game
Gain perception into making multiples by way of turning matching desk legs
Turn a desk lamp to perform flowing contours
Learn how you can paintings with eco-friendly wooden by way of creating a natural-edge bowl
And a lot more!
Complete with specialist guideline, step by step images, courses to assets and fabrics and suggestions for keeping off universal pitfalls, this booklet is certain that will help you increase your turning craft – and make a few gorgeous items within the procedure.

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Let the glue cure for a day. Then band saw the disc. Choose a faceplate to dedicate to the chuck. I suggest at least 3" dia. for chucks up to 12", 4" dia. indd 43 1/20/15 12:24 PM SCO SCORED LINES SKEW CHISEL SQUAR SQUAREEND SCRAPER 1 2 Flatten the face of a large plywood disc to create the chuck’s base. Lightly scrape across the face to flatten it. IINDEX MARKS 3 Cut shallow grooves to deepen scored lines made with dividers. Orient the skew with its long point down. Drill holes through the disc on lines that divide it into three equal segments.

Then cut the small ring to create the large ring. Line each plywood ring with clear plastic tubing that’s been split with a utility knife. HIGH SPOT INDEX MARKS ALIGNED 10 11 12 13 To use the chuck, start by roughly centering a bowl on the appropriate groove cut in the base. Install the ring and use it to clamp the bowl to the plywood base using bolts, washers and wing nuts. Center the bowl with the chuck mounted. Mark the high spot. Gently tap it as necessary and then tighten the wing nuts. Use this chuck to create a hollow base with a rim, add lines or beads, remove screw holes and chuck marks or fully round the bottom.

The modified grind on the large skew makes the tool easier to use. MODIFIED GRIND ROUNDED CORNERS 1" 1 T he skew is one of the most useful tools in the turner’s arsenal. This article will get you on the right path towards mastering this tricky but useful tool. A lot of us start out trying the skew without a clue as to how it is used. The result is often a nasty dig-in that leads most people to retire their skew to a drawer someplace. There, the secrets and abilities of the skew lay dormant and undiscovered.

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