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Turning Wood W/Richard Raffan (edition 2001)

by Richard Raffan

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"The appeal of woodturning is simple: with only a few hand tools and a lathe, remarkable results can be quickly achieved, including beautiful bowls, boxes in the round, lamp bases, and furniture parts. And for over 20 years, woodturners have been turning to Richard Raffan for expert advice and inspiration. Revised and updated to embrace the increase and improvement in turning tools and lathes now on the market, this updated and expanded edition of his 1985 classic covers everything from the lathe - how it works and how to choose the right model - to fixings, cutting tools, safety, measuring, centerwork, and more. Raffan also includes a brand new chapter on crafting hollow vessels."--Wheelers.co.nz… (more)
Title:Turning Wood W/Richard Raffan
Authors:Richard Raffan
Info:Taunton Press (2001), Edition: Rev Upd, Paperback, 208 pages
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Turning Wood with Richard Raffan by Richard Raffan



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When I first started turning, I got this book out of the library & about wore it out. It is a very good primer for woodturning. It concentrates on the basics for both spindle & bowl, but seasoned wood only. He uses minimal tools, almost enough pictures & good, short description of methods. If you go through this book step by step a few times, you will have a good basic understanding of turning. ( )
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In this completely revised version of his classic best seller, Richard Raffan shares new techniques and up-to-date information on the art and craft of turning wood.

Whether you're just starting out or more experienced, you'll discover new insights and valuable advice that reflect the evolution of wood turning over the last several decades. There's even a completely new chapter on hollow vessel turning.

Here are a few examples of what you'll find with easy-to-follow instructions that show you how.

Choose the right chucks and tools for the job
Sharpen and maintain your tools for the best results
Handle tools safely and efficiently
Learn basic techniques wirh ease
Brought to you by the consummate expert -- internationally acclaimed for both his turning and his teaching -- Turning Wood with Richard Raffan is an indispensable resource for every turner.
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