CWG Library Item No. 129
The Fundamentals of Woodturning is the ultimate introductory guide to the fine art of using the lathe to shape wood into special boxes, bowls, hat stands, balusters, toys, and other beautiful objects. Internationally renowned woodturner and teacher Mike Darlow expertly guides the novice as well as the more experienced woodworker, step-by-step, with exercises and projects that develop all the needed skills and confidence, while also conveying all the fun and enjoyment of this craft.
Filled with the most up-to-date information available, and lavishly illustrated with four hundred full- color photographs, The Fundamentals of Woodturning is for anyone who wants to learn:
the various turning techniques with both scraping tools and cutting tools
how to design your own great-looking projects
how to dramatically improve your skills at the lathe
how to choose the woodturning path that suits you best which lathe and chucking system to buy, and how to wring the most out of your equipment dollar
how to crank out consistently identical furniture parts, balusters, and tableware
how to make delicate vases with porcelain-thin walls
and much more
This comprehensive and accessible volume provides everything you need to become a seasoned woodturner. Armed with the latest information on techniques, tools, machinery, and safety, plus many professional tips and secrets, you'll soon have the shavings flying, turning raw wood into beautiful objects.

Collins Woodworkers Guild