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Wood Turning - A Craftsman's Guide, Book with DVD

Guides you through the fundamental tools and techniques of wood turning, plus three fun projects to get you started!

Item #
54663
Rating:
100% of 100

Perfect for complete beginners, this handy book and accompanying DVD are all you need to get started with the rewarding craft of woodturning. Pop in the DVD to see the techniques demonstrated in action, or pick up the book for detailed instruction and ideas wherever you are. Learn everything you need to know, from selecting wood and the basic anatomy of a lathe, tool holding, sharpening and using tools correctly and safely. Three simple, attractive step-by-step projects are included to help you gain the confidence to apply this new knowledge and start creating some beautiful pieces of your own.


Content:
  • Working with Wood
  • Introduction to the Lathe
  • Holding the Work
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Sharpening your Tools
  • Ten Rules for Turning
  • Correct Working Position
  • Using Spindle Roughing Gouges
  • Using Beading and Parting Tools
  • Using Skew Chisels
  • Using Spindle Gouges
  • Using Scrapers
  • Using Bowl Gouges
  • Project 1: Classical Form Bowl
  • Project 2: Rosewood Candlestick
  • Project 3: Cylindrical Box

About the Author:

Mark Baker has always been fascinated by wood. His father was a carpenter and joiner and, on leaving school, he served a five-year apprenticeship working for a local building firm, which included restoration work. Mark has also helped set up an industrial workshop for autistic adults and he has worked for some of the major manufacturers of woodturning tools in the UK. He is now the editor of Woodturning magazine and the group editor of all GMC Publications woodworking magazines.



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More Information
Manufacturer Part Number GM0151
Weight 0.8500
Tech Spec
  • DVD Length: 206 Minutes
Cover Style Soft Cover
Pages 128
Topic Lathes, Lathe
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Great book for a beginner
I bought a new lathe and purchased this book too. The book walked me through owning a lathe.
May 9, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Excellent
Great book. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words. And in this vas the CD is worth even more. Very helpful and interesting
February 17, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very helpful advice
March 6, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Packed with information.
This is a good reference book and has plenty of good reading.
February 4, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It could not be better
The DVD is excellent, produced as instructional video should be. The selection of angles and viewpoint, the use of close-ups, The lighting and the clarity of narration, all mark this DVD as most effective and highest quality. Baker effectively demonstrates every step and every technique required to become a woodturner.
September 26, 2014
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Rockler Store
I just bought a lathe and thought this would help.
Alton S on Apr 10, 2019
based on reviews
gerald l on Mar 15, 2018
I just bought a lathe and thought this would help.
Alton S on Apr 10, 2019
Purchased my first wood lathe. Read about this book and DVD and the reviews. Felt this was the one for me.
George on Apr 30, 2018
based on reviews
gerald l on Mar 15, 2018
new to turning
scot s on Sep 7, 2017
To Learn
Paul P on Aug 29, 2017
I'm comfortable with my lathe and cutting tools but would like to advance my skill level.
Robert T on Apr 24, 2017
I am a beginner at turning
Mark K on Jan 29, 2017
needed it
William M on Nov 4, 2016
Great info
BEN D on Sep 12, 2016
Want to learn how to turn wood.
Ted M on Sep 11, 2016
I liked the idea of the DVD, that alone was worth the price. The book, however, is well-written.
Bill B on Apr 13, 2016
LEARNING TO TURN
BOB S on Mar 15, 2016
Looking for information and ideas
James L on Feb 19, 2016
Hopefully improve my knowledge and skills.
David M on Nov 27, 2015
Help me with woodturning.
Bruce L on Aug 27, 2015
I'm just getting into turning and I believe that it is important to do things properly.
Tony on Jul 7, 2015
I want to learning tehcnics.
ZAFER A on Jul 4, 2015
Want to learn turning and i like that there is both a book and a dvd
Cynthia Z on Jun 21, 2015
trying to outfit my shop with all that I might possibly need and Rockler is the best place and most reasonable in the cost
RON W on Apr 17, 2015
Purchased my first wood lathe. Read about this book and DVD and the reviews. Felt this was the one for me.
George on Apr 30, 2018
new to turning
scot s on Sep 7, 2017