For any keen woodturners out there who want to do more turning but are short of time, 30-Minute Woodturning is the perfect book as it has an enticing variety of projects which can all be completed in 30 minutes. Even for those working at an intermediate level, this book provides you with something to aim for without compromising safety and it will help beginners to build their skills. Each of the 25 projects also has plans for four variations included so there are a total of 100 designs to whet your appetite. Most of the projects require only basic turning tools and workshop accessories that nearly every turner will have. A list of tools and materials required is included for each one, along with drawings with dimensions. Projects include a candlestick holder, doorstop, decorative bird box, toadstool, spatula, honey dipper, bud vase and square edge plate.
Selected from more than 15 years of articles from one of the country's top turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques has everything you need to learn to turn and take your lathe skills to the next level. This book includes an in-depth look at techniques, tools and chucks that will help perfect your core turning skills. You'll learn the right tools to use, how to handle them safely and how to maintain them. Lacer's expert instruction helps you master the bowl gouge, the spindle-roughing gouge, the skew and other essential turning tools. You'll also gain insight into finishing techniques, French polishing and working with spalted wood. Once youâ€™ve sharpened your skills with the Tools & Techniques section, put your new knowledge to the test with 20 beautiful projects covering a wide range of turned forms and turning techniques. • Sharpen your end-grain hollowing skills by turning a lovely wine goblet • Practice turning spheres by creating your own bocce ball lawn game • Gain insight into making multiples by turning matching table legs • Turn a table lamp to practice flowing contours • Learn how to work with green wood by making a natural-edge bowl • And much more! Complete with expert instruction, step-by-step photos, guides to sources and materials and tips for avoiding common pitfalls, this book is sure to help you improve your turning craft â€" and make some stunning pieces in the process.
Woodturners eager to reach the next skill level will find this guide invaluable! Anyone who can do spindle turning, and form open bowls and lidded boxes, will move on to even finer things with these hints on sanding, finishing, indexing, and designing, as well as techniques for crafting 33 fabulous items. Here’s everything needed to turn novices into master turners on the lathe—including easy-to-follow and detailed dimensional drawings for each project. Enjoy working on a thread dispenser with a hidden drawer, tall handled urn with a lovely lightness and fragility, music box with a carved ballerina doll, and flying bird carousel. The lively personal narration accompanying each project provides a wealth of invaluable information gleaned from years of experimentation.
Whether they drink it straight, on the rocks, or in classic cocktails, Americans love their bourbon. Bourbon at Its Best is the most comprehensive guide to this drink available, with detailed descriptions of these elixirs, from the tried and true ways in which they are made to the amazing range of flavors they deliver. Bourbon at Its Best reveals the flavorful history of this red-white-and-blue spirit, from its rural origins as "corn likker" to its rough- and- tumble days as moonshine to its downright genteel status as a premium liquor. Readers will find out what makes bourbon different from other whiskeys of the world and how to truly savor all of its better qualities. They'll experience the magic of bourbon-making first-hand, traveling to classic distilleries in America's heartland. Perfect for both newcomers and connoisseurs, Bourbon at Its Best is an entertaining, informative tour of this intoxicating world.