Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning: Everything You Need to Know to Secure Wood on Your Lathe
(Fox Chapel Publishing, April 1, 2011)
Get a grip on your woodturning! Inside, find information on: Drive Centers and Live Centers Faceplates and Screw Centers Scroll Chucks Handy Shop-Made Chucks Jam Chucks Collets and Mandrels Cole Jaws, Doughnut Chucks, Longworth Chucks Vacuums, Vacuum Systems, and Vacuum Chucks Steady Rests Turning Projects Assembled Pieces What's the key to successful and safe woodturning? Simple: Make sure the wood is properly secured to the lathe before you turn it on! This book will help you save money on woodturning, expand your abilities, and master new challenges, giving you more success and confidence at the lathe, so you can pursue any style of woodturning you can imagine. Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning gathers all the essential information about woodturning chucks and fixtures in one place, making this critical step in woodturning more accessible and easier to understand. More than merely a reference for dedicated turners, this book is designed to help you improve your skills and broaden the range of projects you can tackle at the lathe—whether you're a beginner or an advanced turner—by presenting a carefully crafted combination of how-to advice and interesting, engaging projects. Packed with more than 28 projects and 500 photos, you will continue to sharpen your turning skills throughout each chapter. Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning clearly explains how to get the most from commercial chucks, centers, and faceplates. But it also shows how you can make your own, allowing you to tailor your wood-holders precisely to the work you want to do!