23 Intriguing Easy-to-Build Wood Turning Projects
Richard Raffan has a master's eye when it
comes to turning wood. In this book, he presents 23 intriguing
woodturning projects -- rolling pins and mallets, hollow vessels,
scoops, and ladles, even a turned hedgehog. The projects range from
simple to complex, and Raffan provides you with complete
instructions with step-by-step photos and drawings. These projects
will lead you through a skill-building course in woodturning.
But this is more than a book of projects.
You'll learn how to apply Raffan's acute sense of design and
proportion to your work. Your details will be crisper, and you'll be
producing better work, faster. A photo gallery of ideas at the end
of each chapter is sure to inspire you to turn some truly unique
About the Author:
Richard Raffan has been internationally acclaimed
for both his turning and his teaching. Well-known for his
gallery-quality production work, he is the author of
The Complete Illustrated Guide to
Wood, Turning Projects,
Turning Boxes, and
Turning Bowls. He lives in Canberra, Australia.
Table of Contents:
Big & Solid
Long & Thin
2 Cutting End Grain
3 Hollowing End Grain
Soft-cover, 8 x 10 in., 176 pages, with
black & white photos and drawings
Book ISBN 978-0-842391-38-1
Paperback, 176 pages
Companion Video on DVD or VHS
no end to the splendid variety of useful objects you can turn once
you see Richard Raffan at his lathe.
In this video, you'll learn to select the wood species best
suited for a wide variety of turning projects. Raffan shows you how
to manipulate skews, gouges and parting tools to produce the whole
repertoire of wood-turning cuts, and how to recognize the structural
aspects of a project as it develops on the lathe. Raffan also shows
you how to sand and apply finishes and waxes, and he offers
important safety tips throughout the video.
Among the projects Raffan shows you how to turn are hollow
vessels, bottle coasters, spatulas, mallets, small bowls, and beads.
DVD or VHS: 87 Minutes
DVD ISBN 978-0-842391-38-1
VHS ISBN 978-0-842391-90-9