Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques by Alan Lacer

By Alan Lacer

Chosen from greater than 15 years of articles from one of many country's most sensible turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning initiatives & concepts has every thing you must discover ways to flip and take your lathe abilities to the following level.

This e-book contains an in-depth examine concepts, instruments and chucks that may support ideal your middle turning talents. You'll research the correct instruments to exploit, how
to deal with them competently and the way to take care of them. Lacer's specialist guide 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 concepts, French sharpening and dealing with spalted wood.

Once you’ve sharpened your talents with the instruments & innovations part, positioned your new wisdom to the try with 20 appealing tasks overlaying a variety of grew to become varieties and turning techniques.

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

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