Techniques

Michael O'Donnell

First published 2008 by

Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd.

166 High Street. Lewes. East Sussex BN7 1XU

Text © Michael O'Donnell, 2008 © Copyright in the Work, Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd. 2008

ISBN 978-1-86108-283-1

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Contents

Introduction Background

D EQUIPMENT

12

0 TECHNIQUES

68

The lathe

14

Safety

2D

Chucks and holding devices

12

Approaching the lathe

1A

Tools

26

Holding the tool

a1

Tool sharpening and care

Entering the wood

OA

Ahrasive?»

44

Controlling the tool

aa

Auxiliary equipment

46

Working with the grain

93

Thp wrnH

49

Chucking the wood

96

Sandpaper

55

Sharpening the tools

in?

Finishes

51

Long-hole boring

1D9

The workshop

62

Sanding

111

Applying finishes

0 TURNING

118

□ PROJECTS

154

Spindle roughing gouge

12Q

Bowl or platter

156

Deep-fluted gouge

124

Lamp

160

Shallow-fluted gouge

13Q

Gohlet

166

Skew r.hisel

132

Mushrnnm

122

Scrapers

145

Rnx

1Z6

Parting, sizing and

Fri lit

183

beading tools

142

Conversion table

182

About the Author

IBB

Index

IRQ

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