Simple Bowl

Curved scraper ar> d round nose scraper Because this is a simple bowl, do yourself a favor and use a simple, gradual shape for your bowl as indicated. When you gain more experience, you can be as creative as you want to be. But for your first bowl, keep it simple When first starting your unbalanced bowl blank, bring up the tailstock to support the blank. A good habit is to use the tallstock as much as possible to support your work when turning. VT bowl gouge with fingernail profile Curved...

Faceplate Turning Projects

The objects that are being turned within this group are attached to the headstock with a four-jawed chuck, a screw chuck, or a faceplate. Most of the time, the object being turned is not supported by the tailstock and is just supported by the headstock. This group will include bowls, platters, boxes, and end qrain vessels. The projects n this section are desiqned to take you from the easiest project simple bowl to the more difficult one end-grain hollow vessel while having fun, building...

Back Scratcher or Shoehorn

From lop to bottom tocobolo ho horn, tulipwood hoehom. pink hrory b ck uratcher. and cocobolo bodi luiliher. Digital or regular calipers 114x IV, x 12 long Back scratcher or shoehorn kit drill bit for the back scratcher'shoehorn front end Finish of choke EEE Cream, woodturner's finish Lathe speed set to 500 to 2000 rpm We all have a lelatke that may be horizontally challenged or would rather not bend over to put their shoes on a long handled shoehorn will make lite a lot easier for those family...

[ Spindle Turning Projects

Now that you have practiced working with your tools, ifstime to put your hard work into action by making a few projects that will solidify your skills. You can create many nice projects working between centers spindle turning , and the following projects will test your skills while maki ng some very functional gifts for faml ly and friends. The projects are ordered from the easiest to the more difficult so that you can build skills as you progress through the projects.

Tool rest position

Woodturning Tool Rest Position

Turn the hand brake and make sure that the turning material docs not hit the tool rest. Position the tool rest with approximately space in between the material and the tool rest see Photo 2.13 . If the space between the material and the tool rest is too wide, the turning tool can get caught and he ripped right out of your hand see Photo 2.14 . The height of the tool rest is critical, especially since you want to cut tlsc surface of the wood with the besrt possible results. 1 he tool rest should...

The ABCs of tool control

Now that we're set up at the lathe, let's learn some techniques for using our tools. The ABC's described here are known as bevel cutting. You will obtain a dramatically smoother and better cut by letting the bevel rub against the surface of the material rather than by scraping the material. We will put these principles into practice in the next few pages. The A Stands for Anchor. When you are standing in front of the lathe with it running, make certain that your turning I tool is firmly piaccd...