Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques by Alan Lacer

By Alan Lacer

Chosen from greater than 15 years of articles from one of many country's most sensible turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning tasks & thoughts has every thing you want to learn how to flip and take your lathe abilities to the following level.

This publication comprises an in-depth examine strategies, instruments and chucks that would support excellent your center turning talents. You'll research definitely the right instruments to take advantage of, find out how to deal with them effectively and the way to keep up them. Lacer's specialist guide is helping you grasp the bowl gouge, the spindle-roughing gouge, the skew and different crucial turning instruments. You'll additionally achieve perception into completing innovations, French sprucing and dealing with spalted wood.

Once you've sharpened your talents with the instruments & recommendations part, placed your new wisdom to the attempt with 20 appealing initiatives masking quite a lot of became varieties and turning techniques.

Sharpen your end-grain hollowing abilities by way of turning a beautiful wine goblet
Practice turning spheres via growing your individual bocce ball garden game
Gain perception into making multiples via turning matching desk legs
Turn a desk lamp to perform flowing contours
Learn how one can paintings with eco-friendly wooden by means of creating a natural-edge bowl
And a lot more!
Complete with professional guide, step by step images, publications to assets and fabrics and tips for heading off universal pitfalls, this publication is bound that can assist you enhance your turning craft – and make a few attractive items within the method.

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This tiny burr wears down fairly quickly during use, but it can be easily renewed by re-burnishing. However, each time you burnish, the edge is slightly rounded. After using and pulling a burr five to 10 times, you’ll need to return to the grinder to create a new “sharp edge” and then repeat the process of removing the ground burr and pulling a burnished burr. Always remove the previous burr before pulling a new one, whether ground or burnished. TIP Renew the burr when the surface it cuts on the wood begins to degrade or when the shavings become short or turn to dust.

However, each time you burnish, the edge is slightly rounded. After using and pulling a burr five to 10 times, you’ll need to return to the grinder to create a new “sharp edge” and then repeat the process of removing the ground burr and pulling a burnished burr. Always remove the previous burr before pulling a new one, whether ground or burnished. TIP Renew the burr when the surface it cuts on the wood begins to degrade or when the shavings become short or turn to dust. Both results indicate the tool is dull.

Add marks to index this disc to the base. Drill through the hardboard disc at every hole in the plywood base to create a template for drilling the chuck’s rings. to 16", 6" dia. for 18" to 24" and bigger still for lathes with larger capacities. Larger faceplates increase the stability of this chuck, so always err on the larger side. Center the faceplate on the disc and mount it. Then turn the disc to a cylinder, using a bowl gouge. Plywood turns poorly and dulls tools quickly, so work slowly, make light cuts and keep your gouge sharp.

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