Making and Using Turning Tools (ELEMENTS OF WOODTURNING) by John Kelsey

By John Kelsey

grasp turning instruments, and make new instruments for yourself…you’ll get a better price and construct your abilities on the lathe. listed here are 21 functional, skill-building technical articles for woodturners of all ability levels—expert, shop-tested perception and recommendation from the pages of yankee Woodturner, magazine of the yankee organization of Woodturners.

Turning instruments are dear however the excellent news is, you may make such a lot of them for your self. That’s simply because upon getting realized tips on how to sharpen
turning instruments, you’ve additionally obtained the ability and know-how you must lead them to for your self. There’s a knack to utilizing all types of turning instrument, a suite of abilities and strikes to chop the wooden how you wish. This e-book stocks a wealth of hard-won tool-using info built by means of modern wooden turners.

This ebook will convey you ways to:
• get monetary savings and construct ability by way of making your individual turning instruments from rods and bars of instrument metal. in case you know the way to sharpen, you realize the best way to do it
• Use the spindle roughing gouge for either roughing down and detailing
• Make and use all types of flat-bar software, together with skews, round-nose scrapers, and negative-rake scrapers
• Make a collection of cove instruments from around metal rod, and use them to chop excellent coves
• What steels to exploit and why, and the way to acknowledge stable metal in salvage and scrap
• the best way to grind, harden and mood metal tools
• the way to make some degree instrument for detailing, a thin-kerf parting instrument, a plug-and-inlay software, and micro instruments for small work
• Why many bowl-turners favor the side-ground gouge
• how you can make and use a standard hook tool
• Why carbide-tipped instruments have taken the turning global by way of storm
• and masses more.

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