Whether you’re just getting started at the lathe or you’re a seasoned woodturner looking for nuggets of insight, you’ll find it all in the AAW’s Official Guide, “Getting Started in Woodturning”, an essential reference of safety information, tool advice, woodturning techniques, and practical projects from the pages of American Woodturner, the journal from the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).
The first official book published by the American Association of Woodturning, “Getting Started in Woodturning” features today’s finest turners and instructors providing best practices and expert information to woodworkers, makers, and artists looking to jump into the craft of woodturning.
From the Back Cover
Woodturning is a fun, engaging, and tremendously rewarding hobby that will last a lifetime. But to enjoy it, you have to take the first steps and get started. With this collection of articles from American Woodturner magazine, you’ll quickly get out of the blocks with the best practices on safety, tools, and fundamental techniques. Along with the 18 skill-building projects for everything from bowls and pens to holiday ornaments and doorknobs, Getting Started in Woodturning delivers all the detailed, practical advice a beginner needs.
Inside Getting Started in Woodturning, you’ll discover:
• What to know when buying and aligning your first lathe
• Safety practices for dust collection, face shields, and the shop
• Techniques for sharpening and using your turning tools
• How to turn, avoid catches, and finish like a pro
• 18 useful projects to build your skills